Many months ago I stumbled across a blog called, New Hampshire Garden Solutions, which took me through the icy winter months and then happily through spring. I've learned quite a bit about NH wildflowers that I didn't know, and even more about some flowers I was already familiar with. Then, I came across a quote by Lydia M. Child at the bottom of a recent NH Garden Solutions post, "Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning."
It fit nicely with my Sketchbook Project theme and resulted in the poem below. A big "thank you" to NH Garden Solutions blogger, Allen Norcross! I asked his permission to use a photo he had taken, and he generously shared the photo with me. Summer officially begins this weekend, so I think this is a good way to end Spring!
Click on the image to enlarge for easier reading. Poem © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Photo © Allen Norcross, used with permission.
Mary Lee is hosting the Poetry Friday Round-Up at Year of Reading.