I’ve been in the garden today |For what it's worth

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I’ve been in the garden today

Pardon me there’s no lunch made.
I thought I’d be out only a minute.
But there were birds singing in the trees,
A mother wren making a nest,
A squirrel stealing Osage oranges.
Winter is gone and weeds are popping up everywhere.
I’m sorry there was no lunch made.
I thought to pull a  few weeds from between the stepping stones,
then a bramble of briers from the fence,
some decayed leaves from the flower beds.
I thought it would take just a few more minutes.
Then  I imagined the chimes ringing in time to the bird songs,
mother bird telling her babies to stay quiet,
the squirrel shooing me along.
There was no lunch and it’s getting late.
But I will only be here a few more minutes,
I think.     DSC_0805

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  1. Pretty! It's so nice to be back in the garden! Love your photos!

    1. Yes, very nice to be in the garden again. Thank you.

  2. I know the feeling! You think you will only be a minute in the garden but that turns into hours! :)

  3. Oh Jeannie - beautiful!!! I can't wait until the frost is all gone here to get some color in the yard. It's late in coming (and Easter was early) but we usually at least see crocuses blooming by now. But it's so true, you think you'll do just one thing out there... and then suddenly you notice a bit of sunburn coming on. ;)

  4. I am like you, I get into the garden and I can spend hours. And, the symphony of the birds is magical.

  5. Wanted to come by to say hello...it’s so very exciting to see garden posts again, winter has lasted way too long! Just wanted to let you know Fishtail Cottage’s Garden Party will be starting up again in May (Thursday May 2nd) Would love to have you come over and link up again and again! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo, tracie

  6. Oh my, this post could have been written by me. Although I would not have said it so poeticly. I often let time get away from me when I'm in the garden. I thin, I'll just do this and then quit. Then I move onto another 'just do this then I'll quit'. lol! Love your photos and the vanilla bottle for a vase is pure beauty. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely garden with Share Your Cup.

  7. Lovely! Happy WW :)

    ~ Jill


  8. I love the outdoors, and we are in the process of setting up our gardens, albeit they will be in the greenhouse so we can manage the tempeture this year.I love you post, it is so true! Oh! My Heartsie WW w/Linky
    Have a great week!

  9. Great photos! Feel free to pop over and link up at Ms Mystery Case.

  10. Such lovely pics!!

    Happy WW!

  11. Lovely shots! I can't wait to get out in mine!!


  12. Hi Jeannie, just popping back to let you know that I am featuring you at Share Your Cup.

    1. Whoo hoo! How exciting! Thank you bunches, wish I could walk over with a vanilla bottle of flowers and have coffee. Guess I'll just settle for a blog read while drinking my coffee.

  13. What a lovely poem and photos. Thank you for sharing.

    Our weekly linky party is on at:

    Please come and join us if you have time. Have a beautiful weekend!


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