In mid May, I found some flower seed heads in a clay pot that had been sitting in my garage for several years. I planted the seeds in two cute ceramic containers – one the color of butter, the other a biscuit hue. A couple weeks later, I checked on them, and they were flourishing…packed together in one space. (See my first post titled Planting Seeds)
At the end of May, I set them free in the garden.
On June 23, I snapped these photos.
Their daisy-like neon blooms of blood red orange, magenta, and tangerine brought a smile to my face. The intricate star-like pollen florets (technical name) and long spider-like stigmas were no doubt, crafted by God’s hands. I spotted my first monarch butterfly sipping their dulcet delight last week.
As I take respite in my wicker recliner on the front porch, my sweet little zinnias are always within eye shot. That makes me happy!
What are you doing to bloom this summer?
How have you found hope in nature?
Peace, love, and zinnias,
Sheree is the author of four books –
– 2019 Royal Dragonfly First Place for Poetry, First Place for Fine Art/Photography, Honorable Mention for Coffee Table Books Mondays in October
– Chanticleer semifinalist Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits
– 2019 Chanticleer Little Peeps First Place Winner for Early Readers, Montaigne Medal Finalist, and Foreword Indies Finalist Midnight the One-Eyed Cat
– 2015 Da Vinci Eye Award Winner Folly Beach Dances