A Flower Garden

After the long months of winter slumber, snowdrops and chartreuse leaves announce 
 the welcome return of spring,
just visible above resting grass, petite sunshine yellow crocuses with slender leaves, 
what radiant colour they bring,
fluted wings gently alighting on aromatic flowering lilac lavender bushes, a gossamer
  topaz blue butterfly,
sharing the plentiful cone shaped flowers with the hum of variegated bees looking for
  the sweet nectar they supply. 

A windy day embellishes the lawn with a marbled carpet of fallen amber and gold
  autumnal leaves,
the welcome sunshine and unseasonal warmth of a late Indian summer, a temporary
   winter reprieve,
the silent overnight transformation of the garden by a smooth pristine dusting of
crystalline white snow,
creating mysterious camouflaged shapes and undulating indigo shadows with a luminous
  ethereal glow.

Hanging upside down, industrious adult blue tits diligently search for small spiders 
under a wooden window ledge,
the rich violet star shaped flowers and dark glossy leaves of low growing periwinkle 
nestled under a mature holly hedge,
interwoven with honeysuckle in a decorative arch, winter jasmine’s yellow flowers 
brighten a morn of misty grey,
glossy scarlet red berries abound on lustrous prickly evergreen holly perfect for a 
 traditional Christmas Day.

A pastel yellow hollyhock blooms in a colourful cottage garden standing sentinel at a 
   five bar gate,
 elegant, tall and graceful, swaying slightly in imperceptible summer wind, so patiently
 it waits, 
whether pruning, planting bedding, weeding or watching from a Christmas window
 with amiable good cheer,
the garden’s constantly changing light, weather, flowers and wildlife always delight,
 whatever the time of year.

Happy Birthday Zara love from Matt

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