Daily Archives: July 13, 2020

Sign, Poppies and A Poem

We pass this gateway on our walk and I wonder what the sign at the bottom of the left hand post means. Does anyone know?

I love the golden sunny faces of these Poppies – Eschscholzia californica, the California poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight or cup of gold – what lovely names!


I was reminded by a dear friend of this thoughtful poem this morning and thought I would share it again. I last shared it in 2014 – it’s kind of the rationale for my blog.

Leisure by William Henry Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


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