It’s the first time in the second season I’ve had Forget-Me-Nots return as a larger cluster than they were the previous year (normally they dwindle and/or peter out). I think I finally found a good spot in my garden, even as this blue blossomed beauty now extends beyond the outside perimeter of the garden boundary line. Instead of restricting this beautiful expanding cluster to the original planned boundaries, I have expanded the boundaries to embolden its extended reach.
The morning my best friend drove off, moving several hours away to start a new chapter in her life’s journey, I cried. And then I found myself, with my little camera, headed to a charming little park nearby to see what it had to offer to console my aching heart.
I must say that it became a challenge now and again as I attempted to focus through blurred eyes as they welled with tears, but I did feel better upon leaving the park than when I arrived.
I am so excited.
I have wanted the beautiful blue flowered chicory seen growing along the highways and bi-ways for years now.
I’ve been blessed in receiving one from the Higher Power this summer.
To the disdain of my neighbors, who have not one clover or other ‘wild’ flower in their yards, it found its root in my driveway of gravel….. and dirt….. and a conglomerate of plant life.
Of course, it chose my driveway for its sunny and rocky conditions, similar to that of the roadsides you see this beautiful blue flower bedazzling in the morning hours.
I haven’t figured out where best to relocate it and it still thrive, which I most definitely want it to do. Meanwhile, my son grumbles each time it is his turn to mow, which yes, includes my driveway, and he must go around my newly prized plant.
Did I mention that it’s edible?
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Have I mentioned that I enjoy looking at things from a different perspective than the norm? Of course, who am I to say what the ‘norm’ is?
In my garden
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Went to Meramec Caverns and Meramec State Park in Missouri this past weekend with my son. The guided tour of the Caverns didn’t allow for near enough time to take pictures in certain areas, but it sure was pretty. Enjoying a splendid day with my son, I quickly caved to his request to go on the Meramec River boat tour just across the lot from the caverns entrance. Blessed further in being the only two passengers it allowed the Captain freedom of giving my son a turn at the helm. Talk about elated. (I was not allowed to post any pictures of that. You know. That teen thing.) The park followed.
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