Sunday, May 16, 2010

Three Years Later: My Columbine Flower

I have nurtured this plant from seed . . . for three years.

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It reminds me of our first year of marriage when we lived in Colorado.  Perhaps that is why I am this flower’s personal body guard. 

In Song of Solomon, we are warned to keep foxes out of our garden . . . you better bet I am going to protect this flower from being pulled in the spring by hands that might confuse it with a weed . . . or being clothed with mulch . . . and finally run over by bike tires.

I know . . . Song of Solomon isn’t literally about a garden . . . if it were then my husband would have legs made out of marble.  It would be rather hard to bike. 

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