Nature Insight: Late May

The first greens acknowledge the heat and darken their thoughts, perhaps why the chestnut trees lift candles and the sky scatters blue with clouds to float upon a not yet summer’s day. The oaks no longer hesitate, irises put out their flags, and the roadsides close in honey suckled dry with false phlox sweetly coloring the days and scenting the evenings.  

And all the while, birds go on recreating themselves, like everything untamed, breaking through.

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26 thoughts on “Nature Insight: Late May

  1. Betty’s comment resonates with me. The earth recreates itself every season, and even though the blackbird chicks in the lilac bushes are gone, the nest is still there, waiting for next year. The year is rising! The year is rising!


    • Hi Margaret! I know…it is such a lovely time of year…and I’m sure you will be evoking the world of warmth and color and growth when I am in the depths of winter here! Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment!


  2. Diane, I smelled the honeysuckle and heard those young bird-baby’s peepings throughout this lovely late-spring poem. And that twining ivy was just the right touch for your birdnest drawing.


    • It’s going to reach 90 here today, which is not at all usual for late May! Up here we should be in the mid 70’s at the most. My Irises only lasted a day, my columbines done far too soon! It is supposed to get cooler again as this week goes on. Those crepe myrtles sound lovely…hope you can take some photos and post!


  3. Oh, how very lovely, Diane–wonderful picture of “all being right with God’s world”! Blessings to you–love, Caddo


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