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Antique Impressions: Black Hollyhocks – Mid-October

Black Hollyhock - Antique 1 MT

Black Hollyhocks in Mid-October

Defy the approaching cool grey skies.

The white penny moon shines down

In early morning defiance.

Black Hollyhock - Antique 2 MT

Sturdy stalks stand , waiting for silver frost

To grasp rind-stems & brush leaf in pale make-up.

The sun’s slow simmer shines down

In late afternoon dalliance.

Black Hollyhock - Antique 3MT

Black Hollyhocks in Mid-October

Climb the warm brick walls, waiting for bees

That have gone to slumbering hives,

To dream of Black Hollyhocks in Mid-Summer.


6 responses

  1. This really cool stuff the way you capture the color and that is so clear that you can see the pollen. An explosion of color, texture and form

    October 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. 🙂

      October 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  2. Love these images, Joseph. And the poetry, too. I could feel the warmth of the wall. Is it winter again up there! I swear it lasts most of the year for you. Soon, you’ll be hip-deep in snow. 🙂

    October 18, 2014 at 12:09 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks George. Don’t jinx us 😀 – we had tiny white stuff on Saturday, cold dust motes in the air. The threat/forecast of possible wet flurries/snow showers never materialized today. We had drizzle fog ( see latest post).

      So far weather is within norms, but wet & cool. Sunnier days ahead. Hope all is well . 🙂

      October 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  3. It occurs to me that I have no idea what a Holly Hock is. I have heard the name before but never really though about it. Your words are lovely.

    October 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

    • elmediat

      I was familiar with the name , but did not really know the flower. These burgundy-black ones keep coming back since Liz seeded them.

      October 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm

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