Right Under My Nose

Every year they surprise me. They appear dormant for days in the tangles of green shoots. In one moment when I’m not looking they burst into bloom, a cluster of yellow day lilies alongside a thick row of orange tiger lilies. It’s beautiful. It’s summer in Mayberry. But the flowers holding my attention live in…

Weeding in Low Vision

My allergies relented due to some recent thunderstorms. When the sun emerged, my husband and I caught up on yard work. He cut down bushes while I weeded out the flower beds. When I look down to pull a weed, the silicone oil in my eye shifts, clouding my vision. To minimize the oil shift,…