Wild sweet peas in shades of vibrant pinks
mingle with tall grasses
along the unmown roadway.
A young snapping turtles dark green shelled body
is visible inching across the road
I pull over and move him along to the other side.
Water, hills and sky of indigo, greens and forget-me-not blue
mingle with the late afternoon sun
on top of the mountain where the wedding takes place.
Flowers of purple and orange adorn the bridal bouquet
stunning against poufs of wedding white
the groom, misty eyed, watches her elegant approach.
Bright summer dresses tied back with ribbons
adorn little girls, eager to greet the bride
and find their own bouquets among the wild flowers.
Family and friends mingle in the pause before dinner
I meet them, giving thanks for friendly hearts
and kind words and I greet you, the reader.
Sweet and satisfying, a milkshake of rich dark chocolate
compliments the afternoon as I drive home
to those I love, much richer myself, for the day.