Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Wildflower musings


The wildflower seed my husband planted this spring has produced hundreds of plants, all about knee high now, and just beginning to bloom.

They will continue to grow taller as they bloom from now until the first heavy frost, hopefully months away.

It feels like summer has just begun when you look at these fresh green leaves reaching for the sky.

But walking in the woods this morning, in mid-July, it feels like fall is on the way.

How can both things be possible at the same time?

I guess the same way I wish this summer would be over and I hope it’s never over.

It’s the summer my girl moved on and I wonder if I will feel as close to her once the season changes.

It’s the summer my girl moved on and I want the pain to ease and hope it does once the season changes.

Meanwhile, summer marches on, one day at a time, slipping away while I watch.

Just like she did.

Notice the tongue action in anticipation of her one picture one treat rule implementation. Taken summer of 2021.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

18 thoughts on “Wildflower musings

  1. These are gorgeous, Dawn. Was it a packet of mixed seeds? I would love to do that. And I know what you mean, you want it to move on as you don’t at the same time.


  2. Such pretty flowers! 🙂 They are cheerful flowers!!


  3. I love wildflowers. Hugs.


  4. I find wildflowers so much more interesting than all the cultivated plants. Beautiful color and pictures.


  5. I can picture Katie posing next to these flowers and saying, “They’re pretty, Mama, but not as pretty as me.” And don’t forget the ‘one photo one treat’ clause in her contract.

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    • She sat in front of them all the previous years that we planted them. And in fact a neighbor had a puppy last summer and we got shots of him in front of the wildflowers too. She didn’t mind him getting some attention last year as by then she was pretty much over posing for me.


  6. Your post is so symbolic of how life is so cyclical.


  7. No, Lois, she never did forget about her one photo one treat clause. She was very strict about it. Especially her last year.


  8. What a cool idea. A packet of wildflower seeds, sort of like a box of chocolates, you really never know what you are going to get, but whatever you get, it’s good.

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  9. Such beautiful flowers and, of course, a beautiful dog.


  10. Yep, you do and you don’t. And your heart aches no matter which way you think of it. Flowers help, the sky helps, birds help. In moments of sheer madness, I sometimes wished I could forget my girl, but those moments passed quickly … I’d rather have the pain AND have the wonderful memories of her smell and touch and smile and joy we shared.


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