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    A Natural Selection # 14

    THE FRENCH MARIGOLD – A SPICE FOR LIFE

    The French Marigold is more than
    Just a pretty flower of the daisy family
    In the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus,
    Tagetes Patula flowers are dried and ground
    To make the Georgian spice Imeretian Saffron
    An essential ingredient in the spice mixture
    Khmeli-Suneli, which in Georgian cuisine
    Is on a par with Garam Masala in Northern India
    Georgians share elements of Mughlai cuisine

    AS WE STROLL ALONG THE MUDDY PUDDLED PATHS

    As we stroll along the muddy puddled paths
    That dissect the lush green pasture
    We are caught in a squally august shower
    And must hastily head for cover
    It was a futile gesture as we were soaked
    Within a minute of running through wet grass
    But we eventually reached a sturdy oak
    Where we waited out the storm, until
    Bright yellow beams of light pierced the canopy
    We emerged from our cover and resumed the stroll
    Everything was wet from the rain, with
    Raindrop glistening on every leaf and bough
    So we made haste along the sun swathed paths
    Safe in the knowledge that when the rain came again
    They would be safely inside looking out

    FOXGLOVES

    On my daily walks the Foxgloves thrive
    Especially in a new woodland clearing
    And on the heath after a devastating fire
    But my favourite display is on the rocky tops
    Of the cliffs overlooking the sea

    THE SOUNDS OF NATURE PLAYS A SYMPHONY

    The sounds of nature plays a symphony
    In the summer, fall, winter and spring
    The rain and hail, blizzard and storm
    Even the wind in the trees has a song to sing

    THE EAGLE SOARS

    The eagle soars
    On majestic wings
    Effortless in flight
    Riding thermals
    In the distant sky

    THE SHREW

    The Shrew has the look of a long-nosed mouse,
    But it is not a rodent, in fact it’s a cousin of the mole,
    And they are foragers where the find seeds, insects,
    Nuts, and worms, in leaf litter and dense vegetation
    And will take advantage of arable farmland fields
    And reap the benefit of corn, wheat and barley ears

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    You paint so beautifully with your words.
    It is always such a pleasure to read your 'take' on life. Love it!
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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    I liked Foxgloves best. It makes me want to look out from a cliff on the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggus View Post
    THE FRENCH MARIGOLD – A SPICE FOR LIFE

    The French Marigold is more than
    Just a pretty flower of the daisy family
    In the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus,
    Tagetes Patula flowers are dried and ground
    To make the Georgian spice Imeretian Saffron
    An essential ingredient in the spice mixture
    Khmeli-Suneli, which in Georgian cuisine
    Is on a par with Garam Masala in Northern India
    Georgians share elements of Mughlai cuisine

    AS WE STROLL ALONG THE MUDDY PUDDLED PATHS

    As we stroll along the muddy puddled paths
    That dissect the lush green pasture
    We are caught in a squally august shower
    And must hastily head for cover
    It was a futile gesture as we were soaked
    Within a minute of running through wet grass
    But we eventually reached a sturdy oak
    Where we waited out the storm, until
    Bright yellow beams of light pierced the canopy
    We emerged from our cover and resumed the stroll
    Everything was wet from the rain, with
    Raindrop glistening on every leaf and bough
    So we made haste along the sun swathed paths
    Safe in the knowledge that when the rain came again
    They would be safely inside looking out

    FOXGLOVES

    On my daily walks the Foxgloves thrive
    Especially in a new woodland clearing
    And on the heath after a devastating fire
    But my favourite display is on the rocky tops
    Of the cliffs overlooking the sea

    THE SOUNDS OF NATURE PLAYS A SYMPHONY

    The sounds of nature plays a symphony
    In the summer, fall, winter and spring
    The rain and hail, blizzard and storm
    Even the wind in the trees has a song to sing

    THE EAGLE SOARS

    The eagle soars
    On majestic wings
    Effortless in flight
    Riding thermals
    In the distant sky

    THE SHREW

    The Shrew has the look of a long-nosed mouse,
    But it is not a rodent, in fact it’s a cousin of the mole,
    And they are foragers where the find seeds, insects,
    Nuts, and worms, in leaf litter and dense vegetation
    And will take advantage of arable farmland fields
    And reap the benefit of corn, wheat and barley ears
    love, LOVE this. I can see your mind.

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    These are all good Biggus! And these lines just roll off the tongue...

    "As we stroll along the muddy puddled paths
    That dissect the lush green pasture
    Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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