Ferns, lush dark green in the shade
Lilac colored wisteria clinging to a brick wall
Trees with tangled branches
Pale pink peonies
Willows reaching down to water
Marigolds yellow and maroon
Maples of every kind
Scented basils smelling unlike Italian
Blueberry bushes heavy with fruit
Roses white with thorny protection
Peeling bark hanging falling
Zinnias smiling colors nodding good day.
My camera chooses these
or perhaps they choose me
filling my albums with combinations of
color and texture.
This is what I see when I walk
and my camera leads me to show who I am.