Trifextra: Caretaker


The days expand slowly above her, dropping sunshine-flavoured kisses. Diligent, she tends the earth with a mother’s hand.

Proud and tired, she watches her earthbound children grow into bursts of fragrant colour.


This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifextra challenge in which we had to describe summer in our own words in exactly 33 words.

Shockingly, the picture is from my garden. 😉

52 thoughts on “Trifextra: Caretaker

  1. That’s a really cool flower! I appreciate all four seasons, but have to admit that as I’ve gotten older, summer is too hot for me. Anyway, where I live we really only have two seasons, summer and winter.

    1. Thanks! It’s a Dahlia. Yeah, sounds a bit like where I am. I’m not a fan of the overly hot and humid weather, but the colours and smells after the white and grey of winter are hard to beat. 🙂

  2. “watching her earthbound children”..what a beautiful, telling line. All 33 words made me smile.

  3. I love gardening, Suzanne-and I feel like an earth mother at times, whispering words of encouragement to my “flower children.” This piece was nothing short of stunning!

  4. Goregous! I wish I could feel that way about gardening, but, well, gardening involves dirt. And bugs. And work. I think I’ll stick to appreciating other peoples’ gardens, and the passion they put into them.

    1. Thanks Christine! Gardening is one of those things that grew on me (if you’ll pardon the pun!), but we always need an appreciative audience to share it with. 🙂

    1. Watching something grow from a seed into a beautiful living thing is humbling and awe-inspiring — much like being a parent! Thanks so much for your lovely comment Jody! 🙂

  5. Lacking a yard, I have numerous pots on my small porch. I am geeking out whenever a new sprout pops out haha 😀 This is very nice.

    1. Aw, thanks Pirate! I absolutely intend to join your challenge when I have a little more free time. I’m barely managing the Trifecta challenges as it is… 🙂

    1. Lilies are my absolute favourite! I have half a dozen different varieties in my garden — and they are all on the edge of blooming! Thanks so much for commenting Ann!

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