Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Spy With My Little Eye... (130/365)

2009 05 10 IMG_4895 
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.

George Cooper (1838-1927), U.S. poet. Only One Mother (l. 5-8). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine H. Thomas, comps. (1929) The H. W. Wilson Company.

TIME: 1:43 PM
PLACE:  A farmer's field on the east side Green Mount Road, just north of the Cemetery
SUBJECT: Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) 

Happy Mother's Day!  The kids and HandsomeHusband had cards waiting for me to open this morning at breakfast.  DramaQueen's handmade card has coupons for me to redeem (a clean kitchen, shiny dog, hugs, a wonderful dinner, etc).  HH made a very tasty dinner as well: pork steaks, baked potatoes, slaw and cake with fresh strawberries for dessert.  Around lunchtime, I left the house to visit Mom's grave and place the flowers I purchased for her in the stone vase.  When I arrived at the cemetery, I noticed that Dad had been there earlier in the day and left a single red rose.   

I took this picture just up the road from the cemetery.  There was a field of yellow flowers I thought was quite pretty but HH calls them "noxious weeds" and some clover.  Can you spy the tiny bug nestled in this flower?


Sara G said...

Beautiful photo. I just love all the spring flowers!!
Take care and hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Christina said...

Pretty color, and I do see the tiny bug.

Mari said...

Yes, I see the bug. What a beautiful picture!

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Sara G - I did have a good Mother's Day! They spoiled me.

Christina - I didn't see the bug until I was writing the post for this!

Mari - Purple flowers, even weedy clovers are one of my favorites.

Oz Girl said...

I see the bug! Beautiful red clover. And it sounds like your family made mother's day wonderful for you!

Susan said...

This is the most beautiful clover picture I have ever seen--it simply glows. I'm glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Enjoy the coupons.