Passed a nursery yesterday
tempting gardeners in with a sign
that read, “There’s Color Here.”
Happily, there’s color here,
there, and everywhere now that it’s June!
Rhododendrons and Azaleas
burst into bloom almost while we watch.
Crabapple trees mirror spun sugar at a carnival
before coating all surfaces with showers of pink flowers.
And then there’s the glorious green surround.
The lushness of leaves that catch the raindrops
and let them slide more gently to earth.
The leaves that shade our porches
and patios from the heat of day,
and form a canopy overhanging country roads.
The sign was right to celebrate the arrival
of color as an early summer treat.