Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Wish You Were Here

Dear Cathy,
I want you to imagine
that you have just had lunch
in a tiny French bistro

and you set off for a stroll
in an isolated hill top village...

walk through this arch
and you have arrived
in Hollyhock land

pale pink,
sugar pink,

deep pink,
bright pink

every way you turn
there are more hollyhocks

You are in a
parallel floral universe
created just for you!

You can't stay very long
so one quick look backwards

and then back down the hill

to reality,
an isolated hill top village
and one of my favourite people.

I saved these pictures
for a special person
on a rainy day
and today is that day
and you are that person.

Love Alice x


  1. Oh ALICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have feasted my eyes on these. Thank you.

    A rescue mission was mounted at this end and the hollyhocks I could save have been tied up and now look rather tipsy.......

  2. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    Hollyhock Heaven, another beautiful post. :)

  3. Well, those of us less special persons enjoyed this too! I love hollyhocks.....

  4. I cannot grow hollyhocks. I love them, but I always, always kill them. I don't know how I do it, but I am glad I could look at your photos and enjoy them in safety!

  5. Hollyhocks would make quite a good swear if said correctly

  6. even a swearword ...

    festina lente

    or should I say "Hollyhocks !!"

  7. Ah yes, more haste, less speed. It used to be my motto. I do think. though, that horlicks is a better word...

  8. the stop between 'think and though' should, obviously, not be there...

  9. i love the cat on the wall even more.


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