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This morning when I let Cassie out back there was still a bit of dew clinking to the tips of the Blue-eyed grass. This picture is from my old garden - the ones I've planted at this house haven't bloomed yet. It's not really a grass, it's actually in the iris family. It's a small, clumping spot of beauty that is great in a rock garden or in front of a boulder. I was also thinking about bees today, our native bees, who often live a solitary life and unlike the wimpy European honey bees, are out working the flowers when the morning air is still quite cool.

Blue-eyed grass

blue eyes wet with dew
thirsty bee stops to drink -  wait
listen to the dawn

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 20, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009

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April 21st, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Purple flowers are my favorite:)
April 22nd, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
I have tons of purple in the yard and realized that I need to plant some yellow and white to make them pop.
April 21st, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
My favorite so far.
April 22nd, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, Julie1
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April 22nd, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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