Bloom And Bud

bud burst open white
bloom from mud and deep green depths
brightly sunward turns

copyright ©2016 Terry Boswellstar of bethlehem

Currently blooming in my southern New York State Garden, the Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum) is a bulb that can be found in many parts of the world. Considered a weed by some, it’s got to be tenacious to survive the jumble in my wildly overgrown perennial garden!

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Flower or Bud, and Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bulb. Thank you Cee and Jennifer for the challenges!

Backyard Blooms

These tiny, sweet, wild daisies have made an appearance in my backyard for two years in a row now. I hope they return next summer.DSC02075-2cp-small-white-daisies-terry-boswell-wm Bright orange marigolds always bring a smile to my face so I make sure to plant some every year.DSC02092-3cp-orange-marigold-wm Chicory, a common roadside wildflower in the Hudson Valley of NY is always a welcome summer visitor. Wherever it pops up, I let it grow!DSC02094-3-chicory-bloom-wm

This post includes my belated responses to three of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges: White Flowers, Yellow or Orange Flowers, and Blue or Purple flowers.