My Poems, My Garden

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Jul 17 2011

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Category: My Poems and Garden

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Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:36mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000

My son never loved landscaping our lawn
But turns avid photographer once the garden is done.
He has inborn eye-problems-a high-grade astigmatism,
He hates reading, enjoys computer-gaming, has a set of
Lazy bones and loves to sleep all day long.
So it amazed me that he could turn into a talented, amateur photographer
With an eye for capturing perfectly every little detail of blooming specimens.
No, he didn’t study photography and makes use only of a borrowed digital cam
From a younger cousin whose dad generously loaned it to us for a couple of months.
We sort of complement each other-everyone of us in the family
His borrowed camera and his knack for turning out elating shots of the plants,
The trees, the flowers, and the weeds, and the beautiful orchids
Nestling under the wings of the evergreen trees.
Joined by my daughter who arranges my Songs of Seasons blog
For my poems and my garden, and our own nursery garden business
The latter our bread and butter, everything turns out perfect.
If a picture paints a thousand words
Then what becomes when you blend a poem with it?
A blog renders it worthwhile for anyone to read and “like,”
Complimented by a “happy face” from the author for every answered comment
With links opened for eventual friendship.
So I write my poems and tend my garden blooms
Play with the ants, the bees, and the butterflies
Spare the worms and the caterpillars
Trim the carabao grass and the wild little vines
With tendrils that strangulate the star clusters and the forget-me-nots
And the ever-prolific Pinocchio roses.
Later the Podocarpus costalis shakes free its powdery pollen
Which leaves me with itchy, teary, swollen eyes
Sneezing miserably all day and all night.
Then finally the dendrobiums, the vanda, and the phalaenopsis thrill me
With their wild profusion of colorful blooms
Like elegant ladies in a high-couture fashion show
Which never fail to elicit attention and full-scale adulation.
Now here they are in full display
To complement my poems I share with you today.
Enjoy, dear friends! Have a nice day!

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One comment on “My Poems, My Garden”

  1. Thanks for the helpful blog.


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