Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Returning

In my yard stand two Butterfly bushes ~
one white, and one purple.

Soon I will trim them back, from three foot limbs to one foot limbs.

Their rapid growth amazes me. Thousands of tiny buds will appear by the end of March.

Flowers, smaller than the head of a match, will pop open.

A fragrance ~ like no other.

I wait for Butterflies to return ~ and they will.

16 comments:

  1. is butterfly bush a type of bush?

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    1. There are also Butterfly trees, so I've heard, but I've never seen one.

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  2. Lovely post Dixie, I wrote a poem called "Fragile as a Butterfly" it's in my last book.
    Loved the picture. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank, nashvillecats2, you're very kind.

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  3. Have never planted one of these. Very interested now. The purple blooms are gorgeous! Thanks for another nice poem, Dixie. 'Stay the course' _|)

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    1. Sharon, there's a photo of a white one to the right of the article...>

      "Stay the course" - need that today.

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  4. Careful not to trim the butterflies, that gets messy :P

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  5. Open and then no snow, that works for us

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    1. Thank you, Deanie. One niece has me document the first butterfly and last one every year. A project of her's for some seven years.

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  7. Hi Dixie...
    We call them Buddleia Bushes.....gorgeous!
    Please take a pic when full of Butterflies....
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hi Linda. I've heard them called that too.
      Oh my, yes, I'll have to do that. You wouldn't believe how many the two bushes draw!
      Hope you're feeling better!!

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  8. I live in an apartment, but in 2-3 months I plan to move and create a garden. I'm going to have to plant a Butterfly bush. :)

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    1. They love sun, and tend to take care of themselves. Butterflies seem to like the purple bush more than my white one, though I don't know why.

      Best wishes with the coming move (smile).

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