Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Little Flower



I know I said I wasn't going to post until September 1, but I wanted to show you a photo of the columbine that appeared in my garden in August. It's a gardening miracle, I tell you. The surprise columbine lifts my spirits. I've had a few setbacks this month, including the realization that I can't go to the 1st Annual Kidlitosphere Conference after all. However, I still have many blessing. This columbine flower is one of them.

15 comments:

Lady K said...

What a beautiful flower! I don't think I've ever seen a columbine before. I'm sure the picture doesn't do it justice. Sometimes something like that is all it takes to make you feel like everything's going to be alright. xoxo!

TadMack said...

Even the title of the post reminds me of a poem I knew as a kid -- the end goes:

I guess I've learned a secret
Only little flowers know:
If it never ever rains,
Then we never ever grow.


I'm sure it was meant to be very moral and uplifting, but flowers - way better than didactic poetry. And that really is gorgeous. I don't think people grow those around here.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

TadMack: Thanks! I've got to admit, every time a flower blossoms in my gardens, I get a real kick. When a flower shows up unexpectedly, that kick is compounded.

Lady K: What are you doing up and about?!:) Thanks so much for stopping by. Someday soon I'll get to see the gardens of the Southwest...

adrienne said...

Yay to flowers!

I was so sorry to hear about you not being able to go to Chicago, but you'll be with us in spirit. Of course, we'll be reading each others' blogs and posting all the while, too.

SamRiddleburger said...

Maybe it's a sign from the kidlit gods to read "Columbine The White Cat."

It's not letting me post a picture in the comment box, so here's a link:
http://www.lab-curio.com/book/re/COLUMBINETHEWHITECAT.htm

Lady K said...

I'm allowed to be up and about! Not for too long at a time, and I've got a laptop here so I can surf comfortably.

Spring is the best time to see the gardens of the southwest. The desert blooms are wonderful!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Didn't Julius Caesar and Atilla the Hun also enjoy their columbines?

bookbk said...

I'm sorry to hear about the setbacks. Would you be up for a small-scale kidlitosphere blogger meetup right here?

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Bookbk: I would really like that. Would you be up for a meetup in September? Maybe Dawnoftheread could join us, too, plus other locals.

jules said...

Oh, that brings a Gillian Welch song to mind -- actually, several.

Thinking of you . . . we will ALL meet one day.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Jules: If that song is "Acony Bell," then I can play it on the guitar.:)

YP: Ah, Julius Caesar and Atilla the Hun were powerful gardeners. Powerful gardeners. (Imagine I'm talking with the Yoda voice.)

Lady K: I just feel bad for you with your (sniffle) dial-up! Never mind the surgery recovery, you've got to deal with DIAL-UP. Ach.

Sam: Cool cover! You know how much I like harlequin diamonds, right?

Adrienne: I was hoping we'd be able to jam together. Man, I miss you already.

Farida Dowler said...

Pssst... I've posted over at my gig blog. If you are so inclined, please leave in the comments section your favorite and least favorite song titles that you've heard at birthday parties, storytimes, etc.

Robin Brande said...

Alkelda, I can't tell you how sad I am you're not coming to the conference. Maybe it doesn't help for me to say that, but it's how I feel.

And that flower is the most beautiful thing ever. So delicate and perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Lone Star Ma said...

Wow. That was weird. lovely columbine. makes me think of Turtle in The Bean Trees marching around chanting "Combine, combine!"

I also have dial-up - pity me.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Lone Star Ma: I deleted that long, long comment. It was spam of the blog-hijacking sort. My blog. My rules.