Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Flowers


The artistry of summer is
graced by blooming flowers,
Their colors and aromas have intoxicating powers.
A warm breeze carries the perfume in the air
Of roses, honeysuckle and others here and there.

The morning glories open with the rising of the sun
And four-o’clocks indicate when day is almost done.
From morning’s first light, flowers wet with dew,
Until the evening darkness, they provide a lovely view.

Hollyhocks, geraniums and hydrangeas too
Create a masterpiece of pink, red and blue,
While sunflowers, daisies and marigolds grow
With a bright golden touch to add to the show.

What delight flowers offer on a warm summer day,
As petunias, phlox and zinnias brighten up our way;
The colorful display of the Master gardener’s art
Brings delight to the senses and gladdens the heart!

© Connie Arnold
Excerpt of summer section of A Symphony of Seasons, 2012
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16 comments:

Ugochi said...

God is indeed The Master Gardener! Your poems are truly inspirational. God bless you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Connie, Awesome poem --since you know how much I love our summer colors/flowers... What a great photo... Reminds me of Biltmore...

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

I love that poem and what you say is true - colors are so important to all our lives aren't they? sandie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What a beautiful poem and what a lovely view indeed!

Daisy said...

I love all the colors in that photo, Connie. Your poem is very nice. Have a good weekend!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Hi Connie...beautiful poem and picture. I love flowers...everything about them...their amazing colors...smells and how they grow. They make everything pretty.

DMS said...

Beautiful poem! I love the way it flows and the picture is so pretty. I love all of the different colors. :)
~Jess

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

He is the Master Gardener...I love seeing His work

Susie Swanson said...

Such beauty, the flowers and poem..May God Bless, Susie

Munir said...

I have not seen Hollyhocks in a long while. Thanks for the reminder.
Beautiful verses. Beautiful picture.Thanks for sharing.

Susan Hornbach said...

Beautiful poem Connie. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Anne said...

I've just discovered your lovely blog, and am now following! So nice to "meet" you! ♥
Hugs,
Anne

SallyAnn said...

I absolutely loved that poem. The colors in the picture you used were beautiful and it went with your words so well. God certainly created awesome color in the flowers he made for us.
Have a great day and thanks for your poems. Very inspiring.

Just an accountant said...

What a beautiful picture and such colours in that photograph! I like the way you list flowers in the poem - a list which matches the sense of a ongoing array of colours streaming at you.

Jack Rainey said...

Hi Connie, Awesome poem --since you know how much I love our summer colors/flowers... What a great photo... Reminds me of Biltmore... Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Betsy

Cheoy Lee said...

Oh my, this makes me the summer colours so much! Winter frosty snowscapes are beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I'm missing some good ol' Vitamin D!