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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Who Has Seen The Wind~Muse Day

Very late for Muse day, but I was distracted! gail


This was one of the first poems I learned "by heart' as a very young child. I've never forgotten it.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.


by Christina Rossetti

It came to mind one morning as I was trying to capture images for a post. Every shot was blurred from the wind and before I knew it the poem was racing through my mind... It's a lovely poem about the mysteries of things seen and unseen.

But, those thoughts came later...I was just a little miffed at the wind that has been a constant for months...I'll surely miss those breezes this summer when the hot and humid days arrive with nothing to cool us off or keep the mosquitoes at bay. You have my permission to remind me when I complain in July and August!
The garden before 18 inches of rain fell last weekend

It's the first of May and Muse Day, which is brought to you by Carolyn Gail of Sweet Home and Garden Chicago. Stop by to see her post and other Muse Day celebrants.

Gail


It's also Kid's Day at Clay and Limestone, a very long tradition in our family...Happy Kid's Day M, you are everything a mom and dad could ask for in a son.

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful garden view. Kid's Day sounds like a fine tradition.

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  2. Your garden pre-rain looks beautiful, Gail. I'm so glad that you did not suffer the horrible consequences that so many in Tennessee did last week with all the flooding. Hope you are having a great time in Malvern!

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  3. Beautiful poem. I envy you for your memory. I don't remember even a single poem! :O I know, I'm such a dull person!
    You photo before the rain looks perfect. A friend at my office asked me when he looked over my shoulder, "Which botanical garden is that?" Well, do I need to say any further?

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  4. The photo of "M" is a keeper...brings back such memories of such an amazing little boy grown to be an amazing young man!

    Mr. I surprised us with a visit last night! I told him next time he has to bring his wife... :)

    Love you...happy mother's day dear...

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  5. Your Pre- shot is gorgeous! Lots going on over there... and you have a great place to sit and enjoy it all, Gail! :-) Hope you enjoyed your Mom's/Kid's day, yesterday.

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  6. Hi Gail, your garden looked great 'before'. Did it suffer much? I was looking at how much slope you have. I guess that's both a help and a problem if it washes badly. At least you don't have water just sitting on the garden.
    Marnie

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  7. No way! I'll be right there with you, complaining of the heat and blood sucking insects (what are gardening friends for?). I hope you haven't been affected by the flooding. Your pre-rain garden looks lovely.

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  8. Great to meet you in Malvern Gail albeit too briefly :) Hope that you have a safe trip home.

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  9. You have a beautiful garden - and due to it being full of natives it must be such an interesting place for visitors to walk around.

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  10. Your garden looks so lovely, Gail. Did Michelle hug you for me? I asked her to! :)

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  11. Oh Gail, your garden looks so lovely before that rain (I'm hesitant to ask what it looks like now). What is it with the wind lately? Seems like it's been blowing for months now (but somehow it never brings me any rain).

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  12. Sweet post, now I have that pome in my head!

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  13. I enjoyed reading your earlier posts. I hope you pick up the blog again soon.

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  14. Hi Gail,
    I have had the same windy conditions when trying to take garden photos! It is beautiful and sensual but hard to get anything in focus! Such a massage to the trees and shrubs and dripping blooms too. I love the poem! What a sweet tradition and lovely words for your "kid" ... all grown up right? Working on a Dissertation? Adorable photo and your garden looks so lovely and inviting.

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  15. I've been having that same poem running through my mind of late. Our summer is wind season in the desert valley - once it gets hot, it's debatable whether it's an asset or not - but in the spring, with more mild temps, it's lovely.

    And impossible, when you want to capture a photo!

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  16. All is wonderful, Gail ... the last pic, priceless!

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  17. That's some serious rain, Gail. Did you wonder if Noah's ark would be floating by?

    Beautiful garden photo.

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  18. Lovely pic of your son, love the idea of kids day,although isn't everyday kid's day?

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