Thursday, May 26, 2011

You Capture : Pretty

The assignment over at You Capture was Pretty.
I just love flowers, don't you?
I always find my imagination running wild
as I try to imagine what kind of woman each flower would be.
Remember my Ode to Wildflowers?

The Gardenia bushes have bloomed in my front yard.
They are lined up along the front of my house
and the blooms look like old southern ladies
sitting in pews at church.

These flowers are regal
and almost seem wise.
If they could talk they would call me honey
and offer me a glass of sweet tea
when I came to visit them.

My front porch smells so sweet
as if the pretty ladies just walked by
and their perfume lingered for a moment.



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Nancy said...

Beautiful capture, Leigh. And I imagine they smell amazing. :)

Linda D. said...

Your post read like a poem today! Very inspiring. As always, you help me see the world through a different lens!

Pobby said...

I have never seen such a flower! It's really pretty.

I promise I will link up to your 52 weeks of happiness! It just didn't happen yet. Or to use your words: it's not you, it's me ;)

Holly said...

Probably my favorite blog post of the day. So simple but so beautiful.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Gardenias are SO beautiful. This one is especially gorgeous and your description is lovely and perfectly fitting. When I think of all things Southern, I think of Magnolias and Gardenias.


Katherine said...

Gardenias are beautiful, and the smell is almost better. I think you went past pretty to beautiful.

Anonymous said...

We have gardenias that bloom down at my FIL's lake house, and the smell is overwhelming-inglybeautiful. I like the description you used about Southern Ladies: I feel that way about our magnolia tree that has just started blossoming this week. Gotta love spring flowers in the South!

Jenn said...

Beautiful photo!

Carrie said...

My gardenias haven't done a thing yet! Each year they look like they are dead, dead, dead until mid-summer, and then they suddenly get some green and a few (amazingly good-smelling) flowers. I think it's the soil, or I have them planted in the wrong place, or they don't get enough sun...or something! Anyway, love your photo!

Bindi said...

Beautiful! I can almost smell it :)

tiarastantrums said...

that is pretty - I never have pretty flowers!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, gardenias! I can almost smell it! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm, gardenias! One of my most favorite smells.

BellaVida said...

Hi, I'm a brand new follower.

Great photo! I wish I had a better hand because gardenias smell so sweet.

Bella Vida by Letty
Have a great day.

Linda D. said...

You inspired me.

As I walked in my Japanese Maple Tree garden I imagined that the delicate, red leaves, blowing in the gentle breeze, were really exquisitely coiffed Geisha's, rustling by in silk kimonos, as they hurried off to a ritual tea ceremony.

Thanks again for being such an awesome writer!

Elaine A. said...

Gardenias smell SO good! Makes me miss my Grandma's house. She used to have several bushes...

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Just stunning Leigh! LOVE IT!

singedwingangel said...

OOH I love Gardenias and I am a slight bit jealous that you have them in your front yard..

From Tracie said...

That is VERY pretty!!

Sue said...

I love gardenias so much. When we were young, we had one on our front porch, and my mom used to pick a flower and keep it in a crystal bowl on our table. What a fragrance!


Erin said...

this is gorgeous, Leigh. I mean both the poetry and the photo. I wrote some semi-poetry awhile back about some of our flowers and imagined them as pretty ladies in flouncy dresses. so cool!