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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Welcome Home




Many years ago, I transplanted some creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) from down by the roadside to up by the barn. I used a bulb planter to cut circles of flowers and soil and then quickly replant them. It was a spur of the moment decision. Within a year or two, they had formed a cheerful but tidy row along the top of the wall. When we stopped using a second car, we stopped using the far set of doors. Soon the phlox were leap frogging out of their casually defined bed and colonizing the driveway. When we arrived home from Maine it was a wonderful sight to behold - even in the spill of the indirect light from the barn fixture.

Bar Harbor and Acadia were wonderful.
Home is good too.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

welcome home from your beautiful holiday. your phlox are gorgeous. enjoy being home, theres no place like it

dancingmorganmouse said...

A riot of pink, welcome home!

Irene said...

What a beautiful welcome!

Sue said...

Beautiful!! I am only just about to read all about your wonderful trip (so behind with blogging, I am). I am very envious of your beautiful, flourishing garden as mine remains an unsightly mess...