The image chosen for today by TWO SPOILED CATS for Sam's Poetry Corner was a delightful one. Who does not like finding produce stands while on a country drive? Though today, we can often enjoy these garden grown treasures right in our own neighborhoods at nearby Farmer's Markets.
For me, personally, the image brought back childhood memories: rural, mid west. Bicycles on dirt roads, tree climbing. Hide and seek in corn fields. Swatting skeeters, hot, no air conditioning. The TV going snowy at 11 pm and the National Anthem signing it off. Mom, Dad, brother, the lazy days of summer, growing up days ~ and my Dad's bountiful gardens! Rich with summer delights.
My poem reflects family memories and growing up days, it is dedicated to Dad ... and is based on our real life back then, hope you enjoy it. Remember also that today is Earth Day, let us do all we can to protect and preserve the richness, the beauty and the bounty that Mother Earth gives to us.