Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Memory of Conversation

"Mama, can I pick the wildflowers?
"Yes dear. But remember to only pick the flower and not the root, so the plant can grow again next Spring."
" OK Mama? Do they have  names?"

"Yes they do....
 This one, with the pretty leaf is called a Common Henbit. It's from the mint family."
"Flowers have families?"
"Oh yes, dear. The other little pink flower is called a Shooting Star. It's from the Primrose family."Do you see why they call it a shooting star?"
"Uh huh. It looks like a shooting star that we saw that night when we stayed outside after dark and sat on the lawn watching the sky. Remember?"
"Yes, I remember."
"I will bring you a whole bunch of flowers tomorrow Mama."
"That would be very nice. Just remember. No roots and no Poppies. They are protected."
"What's protected mean?"
"You are protected, sweetie. It means that someone is taking care of you so that you are safe from harm."
"You mean like someone pulling me away without my root?"
"Something like that."
"Do the flowers have a mother?"
"Yes. Her name is Mother Nature. She makes the wildflowers."
"That's nice. I hope I meet her someday because she makes lots of beautiful flowers,"
"Yes, she does dear...
...let's go in the house and find a little pitcher to put them in."
"OK. Can I choose the pitcher I like best?"
"You sure can."
"I love these flowers, Mama. It's nice that they have a mom too."
"Yes, it is. It really is."


  1. A wonderful presentation filled with great memories and beautiful flowers.

  2. Hi Connie, so cute. Hope you are well. Hugs, Riki

  3. I feel like I've been hugged!

  4. Lovely post great pictures. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  5. Love it. Love Mother Nature! xo, Cheryl

  6. and i remember when tiny wild orchids weren't protected
    bringing home little bunches
    mea culpa

  7. Love this farmlady...I think I'll go pick some wildflowers...no roots, no poppies.


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