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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Today's Flowers

FRONTIER TOWN
Stumbling over the ruts left by their wagons
Around Appaloosa hills before sundown
melts into the valleys,
Dust swirls around my sandals
whispering each name.
Traveling without a compass, I think I see
an unhinged cavalry horseshoe
Jutting out from the new earth,
A headstone of blanket flowers rises
Bright colors a mixture of Native blankets and tears.
Scattered stars in a black Dakota sky
remain the silent witnesses.
Today's Flowers, a new meme that is a virtual flower shop, gives me another opportunity to celebrate flowers. Lucky me!
Blanket Flowers are so colorful and fanciful, are hardy native prairie flowers that thrive in the Midwest.

17 comments:

Granny Smith said...

Beautiful flower and haunting poem as its fitting companion. I love your new heading. You are one of my motning glories!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

lovely flowers!

arlene,
West Bremerton florist

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful, excellent post.

dot said...

Excellent post! Did you wite the poem?

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

I'm very happy for your participation in TODAY'S FLOWERS.

Beautyful flower in your post!

Thanks for all support!!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Hello!

Ciboullets is chives!

OK!

Deslilas said...

Beautiful flower that blanket flower.
We call it "gaillarde" in French,
strapping lady. A good name !

fishing guy said...

Noni: A wonderful wild flower for sure, beautiful colors.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful photo, and a very lovely poem! Thanks!

Denise said...

Vibrant colors and delicate on the lines, beautiful poem.
Denise

Marie said...

What a beautiful flower :)
The rose on my post is called 'Nostalgia'

April said...

I enjoyed your lovely poem and beautiful bright blanket flower.

Greyscale Territory said...

The distinct colour changes in one flower are quite amazing! Beautiful!

Maria said...

I love this flower since I was a child!
My mother and my grandmother and everybody around grew them in their peasant's garden in Austria.
Nice to see it here again.
Did I understand it right that this is a prairie flower?

Inland Empire Girl said...

Now this is a meme I may have to look at! The poem is such a match connecting place and images.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Pretty poem and a lovely flower to accompany it!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Hello Nonizamboni

D'ont forget TODAY'S FLOWER!

Thanks from now!