Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stream of Plantedness

It rained a lot here in Maryland when I was away. When I returned home, I saw this little bit of organic poetry:

My hydrangeas have returned.
The previous owners planted these beauties, and they return each summer, a melodious, joyful refrain.

I needed this beauty. My son decided to throw a towel at my face last night. My FACE!

Little shit.

It's hard to be a grown-up when objects are hurled your way.

Then, this morning, he had his first last day of school. He got a certificate. I cried.

It's all happening so fast.

Some of my hydrangea bushes are weighed down with blossoms. I cut a few and placed them in a mason glass jar.

They are a bit droopy. Overwhelmed by the sun. They're still beautiful. I'll still take care of them. They're mine.

Owen's green beans are also coming in.

He says, "I'll keep them safe. And then I'll eat 'em."

I'll keep my garden safe, too. I'll try to refrain from the eating.


*LLUVIA* said...


Wish flowers like that grew here...but it's a dam desert! All we get is cacti!!! :(

Plus, they are big on water conservation here, so we have to watch what we water.
Love the last picture.

Kori said...

Some garden, my friend. Though I am firmly convinced that the reason babies and small children smell so good is so we DON'T kill and eat them, but maybe that's just me. :)

Frau said...

I love it you can go from wanting to kill them to crying and not wanting them to grow up in one swoop! Love your hydrangea's so pretty!

SamiJoe said...

i love hydrangeas!

and i love your new header!!!

ps--my beans are still in the seed stage--what a difference some degrees north make, eh?

Ms. Moon said...

Kids. Hydrangeas and beans are so much easier.

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

The hydrangeas are lovely. Great picture of you and your little guys, too.

Mama Zen said...

I've always heard that you can kill them, but you can't eat them.

I love your flowers!

Joy said...

Pretty flowers! Did you throw the towel back at him?\

Melani said...

Yes, the flowers are beautiful.

I hate it when Brandon takes his new dart gun and points it at me...forget about the face, I just hate it being pointed at me!

Unknown Mami said...

I do not like having towels thrown in my face.

blueviolet said...

Those hydrangeas are ultra gorgeous!

I do so love fresh green beans...nothing like 'em!

michelle said...

Yes. Beautiful hydrangeas.

And I love the hand holding in the header picture.

Those boys are not for human consumption

Caution Flag said...

I planted a hydrangea this year and had no idea that what they look like! I think mine died anyway since all I can see is the dirt I planted it in.

The first last day of school is a very good reason to cry.

Have I told you in the last 10 minutes how much I love your writing?

Bethany said...

Great pics. Great line from Owen. Those beans made me really happy. And your handed down hydrangeas are beautiful. Like you!

Coby said...

Owen is too funny! Is Joel as squishy as he looks? Because I seriously want to squeeze him.

Your hydrangeas are just lovely!

MiMi said...

So pretty!! Things are blooming here but it feels like winter or fall still, it's pouring rain! Hate it.

Anonymous said...

Little boys can be such jerks sometimes. Simeon just smacked Claudius upside the head for. no. reason.

Your hydrangeas are beautiful! Enjoy your garden!

clearness said...

Beautiful flowers...and yummy looking green beans!!

Cat said...


I have a hard time acting grown up when Boy hits me. That's when counting to 3 comes in handy!

Salt said...

Gorgeous garden!! One day when I have a house, I will hopefully have one too. And then it will probably all die because I am terrible at growing things.

Great picture of you all!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Owen has a green thumb! Good for him!
Happy weekend,

Anonymous said...

Lovely pics today! Silly, funny boys. I love it. Keep them safe then eat them. Words to live by.

Tracie said...

You can nibble on them a little bit though. Just a nip on a chubby thigh or cheek.....

Minivan Lover said...

Owen's gardening skills are better than mine.
His willingness to eat green beans is better than Parkers.
The Phillips' have much to learn from Owen.

Angie Muresan said...

They are lovely, but what I love is the photo of you and your kiddies.