Long ago I walked into a garden, greeted by a blur of colored jewels laid out on lush velvet shades of greenery, entranced by perfumed air, I stopped a while. Wandering to marvel at the details of a pleated petal skirt around a yellow powder puff of spawning pollen, I’d quite forgotten time, and followed bees and butterflies around to flirt with all that drew us to the transient beauty of a chosen moment.
Looking up I saw a glow of crimson and gold among the tattered green that spattered September’s sky. Within another moment crystal flakes cried down to lay a clean white carpet at my feet that slowed me with its softly swirling ever changing mood. I reach the gate and find it open, bidding me walk through and yet I pause, reluctant. One long look back, the buds about to burst in Spring, and I must leave.