I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Z is for Endings-You know, XYZ?

And Z is for zinnias, the adorable posy that fills the farmstands at summer's end.

They appear in bunches, set in jelly jars on the roadsides of Cape Cod...

and my farmers market guys sell lollipop-like bunches for $2.oo for two dozen.

They don't grow well here at the beach, no space and they develop a strange powdery mold.

To me they are the flower of late summer, the flower of the farm and fields.

It's hard to be sad that summer is almost over when the house is filled with old pitchers stuffed with zinnias.

They sure do make me smile!




           gone to the beach......


  1. Beautiful, Lizzy. My grandfather used to grow tons of zinnias in his backyard. We loved his little tours, naming each variety. Pretty pictures!


  2. Oh how gorgeous! These too are one of my favorites... I alwsays use to raise them when I was younger. Love them!

    xoxo Gert

  3. The Zinnias are gorgeous! Such a cheerful flower..and sadly, I can't grow them because we have too much shade.
    They're so pretty the way you have them displayed. :)


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