Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Gardener


My favorite day is Monday.
That’s the day the gardener comes.

I love to watch him pull the weeds
and plant chrysanthemums.

Sometimes he cuts back our front hedge
or prunes my climbing tree.

I watch him out the window,
and he turns and waves at me.

He doesn’t use a broom to sweep.
He uses a machine.

Just like a white tornado,
it blows all our sidewalks clean.

He waves again before he leaves
and hums a happy hum.

(But I wish he’d take his gloves off once
and show me his green thumb!)

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33 comments:

Tracy said...

I so love the picture of boy reflected in window my gardener has just arrived

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I never tire of reading your poetry, Sue. I hope you don't tire of hearing how terrific it is!!

Stacy Crawford said...

I love the green thumb pic.

storybeader said...

fun pics! I wish my gardener (DH) wasn't so allergic to all the pollen (or whatever it is) in the air! {:-D

Terra said...

Totally cute poem and pictures!!! The green thumb kind of creeps me out though!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Too cute! I think I'll go pick some strawberries now! :)

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

This GREAT, Sue and what a neat tribute to your gardener. As a former gardener myself (I worked in some nurseries and public gardens when I was younger) I can tell you he'd appreciate this! :)

anitamombanita said...

Nice. I've never cared much for the gardener's green thumb, but always wished I had one of my own. Alas, definitely NOT one of my talents! Good thing I live in a place that things grow beautifully (and wildly) on their own. ;)

blueviolet said...

I absolutely love this! I desperately need your gardener to pay me a visit.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what a great post!! And I love the little boy looking out the window.
XO
Cindy

Dazee Dreamer said...

that my friend was awesome. and I have to admit, the one gardner dude was a hunk.

karen said...

My mom used to have a fantastic gardener - we learned all kinds of great gardening tricks and tips from him. I do love someone who can take such good care of my trees and plants and teach me a thing or two along the way!

Connie said...

I'd love to have a gardener! Great post.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Oh I need a gardener in the worst way. Could I have the third one down please : )
Dana

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Hey, I want one of those!

Gattina said...

Fortunately I only need him twice a year, lol ! the little lawn we have I do myself.

Grandma Honey said...

Cute, Sue!

yaya said...

I see my gardener every day...each time I look in my mirror. Yours is cuter and more talented, send him over! Cute poem!

Em said...

I think I may have a green thumb.

Darlene said...

Love this poem. I remember when you wrote it. We have a great gardener (you may have noticed) It's a good thing because neither one of us likes to garden.

Cherie said...

Good job on the poem.
At first I thought you were talking about your husband and I thought wow he looks different in each picture....ha ha.
Wouldn't it be great to have a gardener...sigh....

ellen b. said...

That's great!!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

LOVE it!!! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

This sounds like a fantasy!!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic poem, Sue! I love it, and it makes me smile at the end with the green thumb.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, lovely, my favorite is the boy looking out the window with this excellent reflection of his face and a sweet expression, very good.

Judie said...

Sue, what a wonderful piece! Your poem is so cute and sweet, and the photos are so good!!

Amy said...

I love how you sometimes write from a child's perspective. That is my favorite. Oh so cute!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

My husband would love for us to get a professional gardener! Great post!
-Catherine

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Lovely poem and love the green thumb pic too :o) haha can you imagine what a little one thinks of when they hear that someone has a "green thumb"? That photo would be what one would possibly think of.

Blessings & Aloha!
(...catching up on my blog reading and my "return thank you" visits...thank you sooo much for your visit...I didnt even manage to get my "once a week" post up last week! but am happy to be here this week! That is neat that two of your sons are Eagle Scouts.

mrs. c said...

Great, photos,great post, my favorite is the "green thumb"!

Karen Sue said...

I love this!! I had a Grandma Green and she could make things grow, so we have a double green in our thumbs!!
Have a great day! It's a work at home day here...except for those errands that always take longer than I want.

Jenny said...

Grand, glorious and ginormously talented Miss Sue.

This was fabulous. Loved the green thumb picture.

I'm always so excited to see what you have to share!

And you never, ever disappoint.

Hey, no pressure there. ha!

Thanks for linking up!

You. Are. Great.

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