The Garden today at the start of February


I walked out in the yard today
and took a look around
Mother Nature has busy been
as plants grow from the ground.
Most are small buds so tender yet
and require more time to grow
But its a start and we all know
that Nature can get it wrong.
As frosts may still be lurking, damage to create
we hope this is not so and it’s too late
to spoil the growth that’s started here
to give us a good start
to have a yard so beautiful
a pleasure for all to see
with flowers and growth so lush and green
makes it all worthwhile to me
and others who come to take a look
with no yard of their own
the pleasure they get from seeing mine
brings joy and happiness to define
their love of all things green and fresh
and Mother Nature at her best.

Clematis in January