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September 21.20: Coping


Gather ye zinnias

while ye may,

and salute not much

with patchwork nosegay.

With spikes of cool lavender,

chrysanthemum puff,

in little glass pitchers

not much is enough.

It doesn’t take big

to bring joy to our eyes;

the palette of zinnias

is its own giant size.



With apologies to Robert Herrick,

and thanks to my dear friend Donna for the zinnia seeds!



6 thoughts on “September 21.20: Coping

  1. I love Zinnias. I had a good friend, and that was the only flower he planted so every single time I see them I think of that gentleman immediately. I don’t have a lot of luck with growing them because of insects, but I’ve already bought some seeds for next year so I’m thinking positively. 🙂 On another note, fall is positively here – 33 degrees while I’m drinking my morning coffee and reading this. Hope you have a good Monday.

    • 33 degrees??!!!! Wow. Clutch that coffee!

      Gardens do grow memories, don’t they? I love zinnias too, and I think these might be the first I’ve ever grown without some kind of problem. They are almost dwarf zinnias and are new to me, thanks to Donna. I have enjoyed them immensely, and I’m hoping the finches will share the seeds with me. A good Monday to you too, Judy!

  2. Once again you have brought joy to my morning my dear

  3. Your not much posies are perfect.

  4. They are, aren’t they? Zinnias have a way of celebrating this time of year.

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