Sunday, August 10, 2008

Today's Flowers

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.


Granny Smith said...

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

Anonymous said...

lovely flowers!

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...


Ciboullets is chives!


Daniel Chérouvrier said...

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

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

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

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful photo, and a very lovely poem! Thanks!

♥ Denise BC ♥ said...

Vibrant colors and delicate on the lines, beautiful poem.

Marie said...

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

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your lovely poem and beautiful bright blanket flower.

Gemma Wiseman 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?

Christy Woolum 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!