Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Surprises

(Susie Scare-the-Birds has something to say.
After my brief intro, she'll have her way.)

This Spring it'd become quite obvious
that Susan was becoming querulous.
She was quite vociferous,
(not bent as tremulous)
but she emerged victorious!

Now I'll let her continue...

"Living here with Shady
is always an adventure.
She's an accommodating lady,
showing little censure about color.

Recently I've been confounded
by the beauty in which I'm surrounded.
The knowledge is heart-wrenching
when I discovered I'm not so fetching
as I used to be."

"I mean this quite sincerely,
(for I love her very dearly)
But, and I emphasize this clearly,
She'd quite overlooked --- my looks!

Everything else in the garden is lovely.
I've heard others say it's so.
Then why is it I've been neglected?
Even my complexion had been let go!

So I mustered my courage to vent -
and out Shady immediately went!
She returned with depleted wallet,
but I gained a new makeup palette!
(and a new outfit!) :-)
"Don't you think I'm quite as lovely as the flowers that surround me now?"


The wren stands guard at the entrance.

Kopper King is blooming for its first time!

Blackberry lilies are blooming in the shade gardens.

'Quickfire' hydrangea (photo taken June 15, 2010)
flowers began as bright, bright-white!

This photo was taken July 25, 2010.
It's turning colors.

Shady says, "It's my aim to please!"
But for now, I really AM on vacation.


Cameron said...

Enjoy your vacation! Great poem!

Rosemary said...

Shady; Love the ladies of the garden and all your bright colours. Had blackberry lily in my other garden , lovely plant. Enjoy holidays.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you for being generous with your compliments, Cameron. I wrote this post 'post-haste' prior to our departure from home. I wish I'd had time to edit!! You are such a great guest. :-)

Rosemary, I appreciate your comments, too. Holidays are being COMPLETELY enjoyed! :-)

Rose said...

Shady, you have the best looking scarecrows (gee, that name doesn't even fit these lovely creatures) of anybody I know!

Don't you love the way hydrangea blooms mature? Love the poem:) And have a great time on vacation!

Anonymous said...

Well that's a toss up Shady. I like the PINK outfit but the new one is cute too.

Beautiful flowers. Love that hibiscus.

Shady Gardener said...

Rose and Grace, Thanks for the compliments. I loved the pink outfit, too, Grace. I still have it - but I need another white turtleneck. Wrongly, I cut off the sleeves...

Home tomorrow (16th)

Nutty Gnome said...

Great post Shady - and I'm really warming to your ladies nowadays! :)

Hope you had a great holiday - I'm off on mine tomorrow morning :D

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Liz, I'm so glad. ;-) We had a great time - and we're now home!! What will you be doing?