Monday, June 23, 2014

Balloon Flowers

When you have a garden with perennial flowers,
you find yourself anticipating the blooms.
For the past couple of years,
I have waited for the arrival of the purple balloon flowers 
I planted along a sidewalk.

The balloon-shaped buds start out green,
then quickly turn purple.
One day you think they will never open,
the next day, purple star-shaped flowers are everywhere.

Patience is rewarded.

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