Gypsy

The winds of change blow
Refusal or denial
Sees no horizon

Field scabious…it is not a great name and harks back to the time when the plant was used to treat scabies and the bubonic plague… a tragic history for such a pretty flower. I love their soft, cushioned petals and have always grown them in my gardens for the bees and butterflies. My own garden is a little sparse at present, while life dithers about its future, but it is of no matter. When the fields and hedgerows are full of flowers, I have all the garden I need..

The other name for this flower is the gypsy rose. It is a vagabond, wandering the countryside and growing where it chooses. The breeze makes the stems dance, so I hold the flower steady for a photograph… and an opportunist seizes the moment to land.  Engaging with Nature is a two-way relationship.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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30 Responses to Gypsy

  1. Mary Smith says:

    I didn’t know its name came from being used to treatscabie – nor did I know it is also called the gypsy rose. That’s a lovely name.

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  2. Henrietta Watson says:

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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  3. I think if I were that flower I’d prefer Gypsy Rose….

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  4. Rae Longest says:

    Oh my, what a moment. And you captured it!

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  5. That’s also a really huge bee! Are all your honey (bumble?) bees that big? Love the flower and the name, “Gypsy Rose,” sounds like a movie 🙂

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  6. jenanita01 says:

    Lovely bumble, and the flower… I won’t be calling it by its proper name anymore!

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  7. Widdershins says:

    Clever bee. 🙂

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  8. That looks like a bumble bee. I love them. I read they’re actually too big to be able to fly but they do anyway. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  9. That is such a lovely flower and what a lovely opportunity for you having that bee landing on it! 🙂

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  10. speak766 says:

    Beautiful pictures! Love the image of the bumblebee sitting right on top of the flower

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  12. Fascinating post, Sue.

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