What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.
Andrew Marvell, Thoughts in a Garden
If only - my reality is thus:
- Windfall apples drop about my head and that of the allotment society chairman whilst inspecting my plot
- The grapes on my vines are tiny because I forgot to water them
- Alas I have no nectarines, peaches or melons
- But I am ensnared with flowers and it's been rather nice to have a little doze on the lawn this summer ;)
Garden Bloggers' Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn Choi at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.