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Nature at Work


In spring I worked so very hard to make a garden of my yard I planted seedlings but alas a hoard of pests arrived en masse From all the pests a plant can host I think I hate the greenfly most I wash him off with soapy suds and still the blighter chews my buds And then there is our friend the snail who leaves behind a silver trail to show the world where ere he be but not a seedling left to see Then yesterday as I peruse behind a dust bin out of use a nest of ants had made their home and how these fellows love to roam Inclining on my spade I thought how all my work had come to naught should I just slab the whole damn thing but then...I’d miss the dawn of spring
Margaret Foster 30th September 2011

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  1. Date: 10/24/2011 11:21:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Francine's "A Nature Tale" contest Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 10:58:00 PM

    congrats on your 8th place win in the contest Margaret, great job

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 12:55:00 AM

    What a wonderful fun gardening poem, Margaret. Very fun to read! Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 12:02:00 PM

    ohhh, the nuances of nature.. still, a sight and blessing to behold, marge... wonderful art piece!:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 11:49:00 AM

    I had a woodchuck moved in under the shed this spring. He ate my tomatoes and peppers.

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 8:58:00 AM

    dear, Margaret,,, lovely and deep... i guess nature can stir up all kinds of emotions,,, take care,..p.d.