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Poetry Sunday-Bride’s Feather





Bride’s Feather



Behold the sight of creamy white,

Like feathers standing, stretching, bending.

Fireworks of plumes exploding-now dancing on the wind.



© Donna Donabella 2012



The plant profiled here is called Bride’s Feather, Goat’s beard or Aruncus dioicus.  Its unusual blooms look like fluffy feathers.  And it is a pollinator magnet.  You can read more about it here.  This native plant grows in my summer garden, and is pictured throughout the post.


I hope you have enjoyed reading some of my wildflower poems, over the last several weeks.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.

brides feather collage

I am also linking in with  Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.



I leave you with a few additional words about this beautiful native plant.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

goats beard

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. June 5, 2016    

    Always enjoy both the mix of poetry and knowledge of wildflowers – made me think of the craze for fascinator hats – except nature carries it off with much more grace and style!

    • June 5, 2016    

      I love that analogy Jae Rose…and I agree nature does it better. Glad you enjoyed the post. These wildflowers are blooming now and they make quite a statement.

  2. June 5, 2016    

    Just thinking if I was a bee it would decisions, decisions all the time! Nature is so beautiful.

    • June 5, 2016    

      I agree Robin…I have thought too, how would I chose from all the beauty!

  3. June 5, 2016    

    Feathery fireworks.. so lovely!

  4. June 5, 2016    

    I definitely HAVE enjoyed reading your wildflower poetry over the last several weeks. I wonder if you ever considered making a little book of them, one to pick up and read on the nastiest of winter days. Smiles. Not sure I have ever seen this bride’s feather.

    • June 8, 2016    

      So glad you enjoyed these Mary which inspires me to create more…I have thought about creating a little book and I think I will absolutely give it a try! Thanks for the support!

  5. June 5, 2016    

    I love ‘fireworks of plumes’.

    A pretty plant with a pretty name – not seen in this part of the world.

    • June 8, 2016    

      I love the name and plant…so unusual…glad you enjoyed it too Rosemary!

  6. June 5, 2016    

    What a fiery wildflower! Love the analogy! 🙂

    • June 8, 2016    

      Thanks….it makes quite a statement!

  7. June 5, 2016    

    Gosh 😀 that is one stunning wildflower Donna and you have penned its beauty with such flair and ease ❤❤
    Beautifully done.

    Lots of love,

  8. June 5, 2016    

    At first I thought your post was going to be about a June wedding! What a beautiful name for this unique wildflower 🙂

    • June 8, 2016    

      Thanks…it has an unusual common name, and is native to our area!

  9. June 5, 2016    

    Whenever you combine your poetry and your love for greenery, I just smile. The delight sparkles out of every word. It’s like seeing the plant bloom through the lines, becoming more real because your love for them makes it so.

    Love this–imagery and facts.

    • June 8, 2016    

      Oh Magaly thank you for these wonderful words…you couldn’t have said anything nicer to this poet!

  10. June 5, 2016    

    “Fireworks of plumes exploding” you’ve got the exact words dear poet…gorgeous!

    • June 8, 2016    

      Thanks Sumana…the flowers inspired the right words from this poet!

  11. June 5, 2016    

    I like the above comment about making a book of your wild flower poems Donna- this plant belongs in my wishlist garden – goatsbeard nowhere near as pretty a name as bride’s feather!

    • June 8, 2016    

      I agree Laura about the name…and yes your support regarding a book has given me a shove toward doing it…thanks!

  12. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    June 5, 2016    

    I do love to have a garden of wildflowers.. and of course it has to be the right flowers for your habitat… I’m trying to make a meadow by using a scythe every year… and yes it does increase the meadow blooms that change through the season.

    • June 8, 2016    

      Oh it sounds wonderful Bjorn. I have changed my garden with native wildflowers that i hope grow in over the years.

  13. June 5, 2016    

    So lovely, your words and the wonderful photos. You have a magnificent garden!

  14. June 5, 2016    

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your awareness and joy of flora in your lovely words and photographs. A beautiful post!

    • June 8, 2016    

      Thanks so much Wendy…I do love my native plants!

  15. June 5, 2016    

    What a delightful plant. A truly beautiful thing.
    Elegant whisps of beauty.

    • June 8, 2016    

      Oh yes…they are ‘Elegant whisps of beauty.’ Thanks Soosie!

  16. June 5, 2016    

    Really delightful!

  17. June 5, 2016    

    You had me at fireworks of plumes exploding!

    • June 8, 2016    

      Oh how kind of you to say so Colleen!

  18. June 5, 2016    

    Your wildflower poetry and pictures have been delightful. Thank you Donna. You must have the most beautiful garden, a little paradise.

    • June 8, 2016    

      I think it is a delightful paradise Myrna! Thank you so much!

  19. June 5, 2016    

    Great photos of this beautiful flower, matched to your wonderful words,


    • June 8, 2016    

      Oh you are too kind Elizabeth! Thank you…..

  20. June 6, 2016    

    I have never seen this flower before, your poem and picture put fireworks of pleasure in my mind!

    • June 8, 2016    

      Oh I like that Bekkie…fireworks of pleasure! I couldn’t agree more!

  21. June 6, 2016    

    “fireworks of plumes”

    That’s one powerful image!

    • June 8, 2016    

      To see it in person makes it more so…glad you enjoyed it!

  22. June 8, 2016    

    These flowers are truly terrific, my wonderful Donna, and your words accompany them so very gracefully, thanks most sincerely, sweet friend !

    Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you most wonderful days to come, sending hugs and more hugs to you

    Xx Dany

    • June 8, 2016    

      Oh thank you so much Dany! Big hugs to you and enjoy your week!

  23. June 8, 2016    

    Oh that is so unique…beautiful prose too Donna… Michelle

    • June 9, 2016    

      Thanks Michelle! A great native plant for sun or part sun ….makes a big display and likes soil a bit drier.

  24. June 12, 2016    

    Thank you for the very interesting post. What a lovely name, Bride’s Feather, another new one to me. Thank you for sharing it with Today’s Flowers Donna, and enjoy your Sunday 🙂

    • June 12, 2016    

      So glad to introduce this native plant to you Denise….glad you enjoyed it!

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