Eeksy-Peeksy

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Looking Up

Sunflowers reduce me: I am a common pest among the stalks. Bumblebees that bow other flowers walk in twos and threes around the yellow face of a sunflower. I stand beneath one hanging head and watch a bumble work the circle. In up to its thighs, dusty as a miller's pony, grazing in summer, it kicks up yellow pollen that drifts down into my eyes.

10 Comments:

At 5:48 pm, Blogger tuckova said...

See? Now, was that so hard?

 
At 7:24 pm, Blogger eeksypeeksy said...

Yes!

 
At 1:44 pm, Blogger Auntie Sarah said...

Makes me miss sunflowers. I don't think many folks grow them here.

 
At 6:36 pm, Blogger Okir said...

gad, this is a beautiful post. I'm gladd you are posting at eeksy peeksy again.

 
At 9:12 am, Blogger Roberta said...

I think of my grove of sunflowers as my 'audience' in my yard. They whisper about my attire when I walk about them in my shameful nightwear. And they listen while happy bumblebees sing to them. They are quite an attentive audience, it always seems to me. Yes, I agree. They reduce me as well though I am as tall as most of them.

 
At 9:41 am, Blogger Shauny said...

oh lovely :)

 
At 7:44 am, Blogger chris said...

YaY!!

So nice to read you're back, and with sunflowers, too :)

 
At 10:06 pm, Blogger Anna said...

The day felt brighter reading of your sunflowers - and knowing you're back.
I have a 13 footer this year in the sunflower patch that still hasn't opened its bud - the best I have ever grown.

 
At 8:41 pm, Blogger Fiona Robyn said...

dusty as a miller's pony, lovely

 
At 1:16 am, Blogger Delecta said...

I am a Miller's pony.

 

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