I just love the post-blossom stage of clematis flowers. To me they look a lot like tousle-headed children.
This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Catherine at Reading to the Core.
Posted by Violet Nesdoly on September 22, 2016 in Haiga, Haiku, Nature, Personal
Tags: children, clematis, metaphor, play, summer
Matt Forrest Esenwine
September 23, 2016 at 10:30 am
Looks like we both have clematis’ on our minds, Violet! (My poem was last week) I like this, and I know just what you mean, as we have many hanging here, too!
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Jane the Raincity Librarian
September 23, 2016 at 11:40 am
September 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm
I don’t remember seeing these on my mother’s clematis, but they are an added bonus, as is your poem, Violet! Those tousled heads on the vine!
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
September 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm
How fun! Enjoy those little tousled beauties!
Brenda Davis Harsham
September 24, 2016 at 9:16 am
They look like sheepdogs to me. 🙂 What charming flowers. Great poem, too. I can see it.
September 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm
How fun. A cute poetic picture.
September 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm
Tousle-headed children is exactly right, Violet. Love the image of them playing on the trellis!
September 25, 2016 at 5:41 am
I can see those tow-headed children, and Brenda’s sheepdogs, and maybe even fireworks! Nice to enjoy them in all their stages.
September 25, 2016 at 6:32 am
Right on, Tabatha! Sheep dogs for sure (reminds me of the dog character, Mr. Mugs, in a reader I used to use with my Grade 1s) and fireworks, yes I see it! And once they get even farther along and their heads get white and fuzzy, they look like a bunch of senior citizens. 😉
Robyn Hood Black
September 25, 2016 at 6:59 am
Such a perfectly playful image for that stage of flower-life! Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to seeing you!! :0)
September 25, 2016 at 7:05 am
Yes, Robyn. Less than a week away… Excited!
September 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm
Oh, the do….don’t they! Sweet way to see these beauties in a new way.
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September 26, 2016 at 3:19 pm
Thanks for the introduction to clematis – post blossom and all, Violet! They do look like children’s hair! See you in WA! =)
September 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm
Thanks, Bridget. And yes, indeed! I was so excited to see your name on the list. So stoked to be able to meet so many PF peeps in person!
September 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm
Love it! They are real mop-heads. 🙂
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