Small walk on the wild side

I haven’t been walking much lately, but as summer has finally put its head round the door, the least I could do was go out and welcome it.  The grassy path earns its name,

grassy path againthe grassy path earns its name foxgloves by the grassy path  more grassy pathroadside bank Elderflowersbank by the house
the bank below the house has recovered from over enthusiastic scalping.

Summer Doggerel

I trundle feebly as a babe
stumbling, stopping, starting again.
Flora, varied, catch my eye
to snap, to print, to verify.
Accompaniment of birdsong blithe
makes me glad to be alive
Since last I walked the grassy path
dreary winter months have passed.
Now in glowing days of June
I emerge from my cocoon
to glory in the summer boon
of flowers.


and I’ve started to quilt the wonky hexagon scrap quilt, though I haven’t a clue what to do with it if it’s ever finished.

wonky hexagon quilt

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23 Responses to 6-word-Saturday

  1. Becky B says:

    ooh what’s the tower in the distance?

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  2. colonialist says:

    Lovely signs of summer acumin in.


  3. Since last I walked the grassy path
    dreary winter months have passed.
    Now in glowing days of June
    I emerge from my cocoon

    That is the beauty of early summer. The days are ideal and the greenery supports to be out in the open.


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  4. Mlissabeth says:

    The first thing I thought of was that song from the 70’s~”Take a Walk on the Wild Side.” Did you ever hear it?

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  5. It must have felt so good to get outside in the sunshine again. I love the profusion of wildflowers in the grass. Your poem has such a lovely lilt to it, that as I read it I had music in my head. 🙂 The quilt is going to be beautiful. I’m sure it will find a good home,

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  6. So glad you were able to drink in a bit of nature. Love the poem.
    My six words (just for you)
    Nasty cold. So much to do!

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  7. Tonya Jastad says:

    Looks like a lovely path for a walk. The quilt is very pretty!

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  8. Kathe W. says:

    love your wildflowers and the quilt will be fabulous!

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  9. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Even a small walk is better than none!

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  10. restlessjo says:

    The Summer boon is always most welcome, however brief, Viv. 🙂

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  11. Ron. says:

    Oh yeah, I remember walking. Now I’m pretty limited to strolling out to the end of the drive to fetch the mail.

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  12. katechiconi says:

    It sounds as if a slight turn of season has prompted a change of mood! This one’s much more optimistic, and thank you for those lovely photos, where the green is so much more brilliant and viridian than ours 🙂

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  13. thehutts says:

    The blue flower you were wanting ID for looks like Tansy-leaved Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia). It may be a different species of Phacelia as the leaves look different. Our wild flower book says it is an alien in the UK and often planted in grass seed mixes and escapes from them.
    Duncan and Sally

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