Come Away With Me

The Gent and I just returned from
a trip back to Illinois,
the land of Lincoln,
and the land I come from too.

I was inspired and captivated one morning by
the flowers in my mother's yard--
I couldn't believe the gorgeous
spring that had awoken after
a long winter slumber.

On this May Day, I showcase
some of the beautiful tulips,
apple blossoms, and other flowers
burgeoning across her yard and Illinois.

I love them.

(Followed by a self-portrait
when I was on a walk in the country
and elated with glee.)

Happy May Day!