Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gathering Wildflowers Fields and Meadows Gone To Sleepy Seed

Growing seasons green
a field and meadow withdraw
life filled colors fade

quiet and stillness
within November landscapes
new life floats and waits

gathered from this season past
brighten up our day

This cold and dreary day will pass, while warmer sunny days are forecast for Thanksgiving and throughout the weekend. May you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend. Let's not forget that when our ancestors first visited this land, it was filled with native wildflowers and was also populated with many native peoples who loved their land and rituals. It is important to remember. 
Do you remember the true story of Thanksgiving? How the Wampanoag people brought food to the starving 'pilgrims' ? You can learn why Thanksgiving is now 'A National Day of Mourning' for Native Americans. 
A dear friend has introduced me to a beautiful film 'We Are Still Here'

Other Thanksgiving posts here and here

Please look to my labels below to identify the flowers above. 


Giga said...

Masz rację zaczęła się szara i smutna jesień, to miło popatrzeć na piękne kwiaty, tęczę i motyle, które były. Pozdrawiam

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos . I have always loved wild flowers in the fields. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving .

FlowerLady said...

Gasp, sigh, take a deep breath. Aaaahhhh. What beauty you have surrounding you.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

The Violet Fern said...

So many gardeners returning to and sustaining the wild. It is hopeful and there is much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

Andrea said...

Hello Carol, it is 9:00am here so good evening for you! Even if I've seen most of the flowers, plants and views of Flower Hill Farm, there are always new ones I haven't seen. Maybe what i am only familiar with is your excellence in photography and writing. Sometimes photography is better than the real thing, and vice versa! But the truth is, I always envy someone for making an area so full of wonderful vegetation and a complete ecosystem in itself. If only I have funds i will be doing the same in our small property.

Eva said...

Yes, it is. Important to remember . . . . And to be thankful for your faithfulness in sharing your thoughts and your vision.

Sarah Laurence said...

What lovely memories of greener days. Our skies finally cleared for Thanksgiving and I hope yours have too. Maine got a half a foot of snow Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving! You are right to remind people of the history both good and bad.

sweetbay said...

How wonderfully verdant it is there in summer, with so many beautiful flowers and butterflies. Your photos are delightful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. With pictures like yours to look at November looks less dreary. Thank you,

Gail said...

I already miss summer and fall! But, spring will arrive in February here. As always, Carol, your photos are a delight to see. Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love and celebration. xxoogail

shirl said...

Wow... going to sleep? It's a damp, dark morning here as I have a coffee before starting my day. Your stunning images have set my up nicely now!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving time with your family. Thanks for all the blog visits and comment exchanges over the years. I must make more time in my new blogging year to visit you more often. I always come away from my visit inspired by the wonderful hillside you have. Just beautiful :-)

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