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......