Lavender bagging

Bagged up all my lavender
in bunches hung above me
drying out and making
all around me smell quite lovely
A bumper crop this year
has meant a lot more bags to do
which later on as little gifts
may find their way to you

It’s really a cathartic way
to spend a summer day
bagging up the lavender
I’ve grown along the way
A day I spend least once a year
each harvest to remember
Sometimes in late August
Sometimes in September

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Photo – this year’s lavender crop, bagged up and ready to go – Jempics

For a smile

There are times such as these
when alone with my pen
and lavender scent in the air
I will, pensive of mind
sit here and unwind
and think of some verses to share

Life has that for me
Moments captured in time
which I can hold as a thought for a while
Yet as is my way
and my forte each day
I will write each one down for a smile

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Photo – Jempics

That lavender time again IV

I’m going to need a bigger basket
this year I think as I
harvest all my lavender
which has grown tall and high
For this year all my bushes
a bumper crop have grown
and I have much more lavender
than I have ever known

It’s fragrance it will permeate
as it does from room to room
before a day spent bagging
which will come again quite soon
July each year arrives to see
that lavender time again
repeated as the years go by
with pleasure from the grain

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Photo – Jempics

Two lavenders

Bought two big lavenders in pots
two years or so ago
and whereas one has grown abundant
the other one’s been slow
Having said that, the one I planted
is the one that’s done the best
So there’s a lesson here I think
to learn and in that time invest

So now I have transplanted
the one that was pot bound
to join the other in the sunshine
planted firmly in the ground
And I guess that I am hoping
it will do the same for me
and next year come out in flowers
like the other, brilliantly

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Photo – Jempics

Bumble bees and lavender

The bumble bees
love my lavender
They’re on it all the time
Drinking up the pollen
when the weather is sublime

And I’m jolly pleased
I planted them
last summer on a whim
As a bumper harvest later on
to me they now will bring

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Photo – Jempics

Heaven sent

Lavender is heaven sent
bringing peace and contentment
typified with fragrant scent
expressed here in this sentiment

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018 – Jempics

That lavender time again III

3 in the annual Jemverse ‘Lavender’ series

On twenty-three seven
it seems every year
a lavender rhyme
will often appear
For it is at this time
that my harvest is due
so I’ll always have words
to share here with you

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018 – Jempics

See also ‘That lavender time again‘ (2016) and ‘That lavender time again II‘ (2017)

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