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Poetry Sunday-Wild Blue Indigo




Wild Blue Indigo



Deep blue of indigo

Stalks reach skyward.

Magnets for the buzzing drone.

Bees drink their fill

With drunken smiles.

Sweet memories linger

With their departure.



© Donna Donabella 2012




I am continuing my spring poems with another wonderful native plant, Wild Blue Indigo or Baptisia australis.  Their spikes of purple flowers rise tall each spring, drawing in dozens of pollinators for weeks on end.  You can read more about this plant here, in my garden post.


The pictures here are of the Baptisia that grows in my garden each spring.








I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and with Gillena@verses for her Monday WRites meme, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday.  This week’s theme is “Nothing is more memorable than Scent”!


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




I leave you with a few additional words about deep blue indigo.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

wild indigo

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. May 8, 2016    

    I have seen bees with drunken smiles so loved that line Donna. Assumed lupins/lupines but your beautiful blues by all accounts are only cousins of sorts – then assumed they were antipodean but that is not what australis means so judging by their latin translation these are southern dippers!

    • May 8, 2016    

      The Baptisia, pictured here, is a cousin to my lovely lupines growing in the meadow Laura. And the bees get drunk on them too.

  2. May 8, 2016    

    Stunning. I would smile drunkenly at them too.

    • May 8, 2016    

      Thanks Soosie….there are so many flowers I get drunk on! 🙂

  3. May 8, 2016    

    Thankful for those flowers which attract bees! Beautiful poem & photo, Donna.

    • May 10, 2016    

      Thanks so much Mary….I love to see the bees happy with the flowers in my garden!

  4. May 8, 2016    

    Oh, I always see bees on wild blue indigo. That was a bittersweet ending, Donna.

  5. May 8, 2016    

    Gosh 😀 this is absolutely gorgeous Donna! I love the images of deep blue of indigo stalks reaching skyward and oh those drunken smiles with the sweet memories is such a perfect close to the poem ❤❤ Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support 😀

    Lots of love,

    • May 10, 2016    

      Always for you Sanaa…your support is so appreciated and I love the creative prompts.

  6. May 8, 2016    

    I have never seen these before! Gorgeous!

    • May 10, 2016    

      They are indeed….and such a delight each spring Robin!

  7. May 8, 2016    

    may the bees get drunken all over the world and multiply & thanks for the lovely, lovely photos Donna….

    • May 10, 2016    

      Oh how sweet a thought…I will add my prayers for those bees too Sumana!

  8. May 8, 2016    

    Lovely flower. I clicked on your link to learn more. If I were a bee I’d get drunk on those beauties for sure.

    • May 10, 2016    

      Thanks so much Debi for clicking through to learn about this lovely flower.

  9. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    May 8, 2016    

    I do love that color… somehow I feel that spring can be just as much blue, yellow or green.

    • May 10, 2016    

      The spring combo of purple/blue, yellow and green is unbeatable!

  10. May 8, 2016    

    There is a drowsy, full and contented feeling in this blooming poem..and purple is a really enhancing colour – a real feast of word and image

    • May 10, 2016    

      Thanks so much Jae Rose….this flower does make one feel full of life after gazing upon it.

  11. May 8, 2016    

    Donna, the beauty you capture is truly intoxicating. Can’t blame the bees. Thank you again for your treats.

  12. May 8, 2016    

    Beautiful poem, wonderful blooms!

    • May 10, 2016    

      They are spectacular Sherry…glad you enjoyed them too!

  13. May 8, 2016    

    So lovely to plant flowers that attract bees. These (photos and poem) are beautiful

    • May 10, 2016    

      So glad you enjoyed the post Victoria….I try to plant mostly flowers the bees love…they are the best!

  14. May 8, 2016    

    Lovely photo and words.

  15. May 8, 2016    

    Drunken smiles of bees…heavenly!!

  16. May 9, 2016    

    Love the images your poem has painted in my head… especially the one of bees with “drunken smiles.” That mental picture will keep me grinning all day. 😀

  17. May 9, 2016    

    Love the photo and your words only enhance the experience,


  18. May 9, 2016    

    i can smell spring already!
    gorgeous photos to go with the lovely poem. 🙂

    • May 10, 2016    

      Spring is so much more lovelier with the flowers and bees!

      • Magical Mystical Teacher Magical Mystical Teacher
        May 13, 2016    

        I couldn’t agree more! Unfortunately, bees seem to be dying off in our wonderful world…

        • May 13, 2016    

          Here too which is why I garden organically, and plant natives….my bees love the native plants!

  19. May 9, 2016    

    A delightful image of bees drinking their fill. The blue indigo is lovely and charming, and makes for beautiful poetry. 🙂

    • May 10, 2016    

      I find so much in nature to paint with…in words that is!

  20. May 9, 2016    

    Thanks for your participation, Donna, the Linky at Verses is now visible

    Monday WRites

    much love…

  21. May 9, 2016    

    Hello, It is nice to just keep the bees happy. Your flowers are so pretty, another one that is new to me. I like the name Wild Blue Indigo.

    Pretty poem and post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  22. May 9, 2016    

    Beautiful Donna. Enjoy the week.

  23. May 9, 2016    

    What a lovely poem Donna.

  24. May 9, 2016    

    Love those drunken bee smiles! Your posts are always a treat, Donna!

  25. May 10, 2016    

    Beautiful, Donna. You have quite a variety of stunning flowers in your garden. Great for the bees, too.

    • May 10, 2016    

      The diversity of natives draws in flocks of pollinators….glad you enjoyed the poem.

  26. May 10, 2016    

    These flowers look amazing, a bit like delphiniums but stronger 😀 XXX

    • May 10, 2016    

      Thanks Gina….it is a relative to lupine…and as beautiful as a delphinium.

  27. Maneno yangu Maneno yangu
    May 10, 2016    

    A Lovely picture you painted with your words,

  28. May 11, 2016    

    I love all those indigo hues 🙂

  29. May 13, 2016    

    Beautifully written and photographed. 🙂

  30. May 13, 2016    

    Donna, how kind of you to allow us to download that beautiful card with your poetry. Amazing photos, perfect words. Thank you very much for linking with Today’s Flowers. Happy weekend to you 🙂

  31. May 14, 2016    

    Wow they are really beautiful…..fabulous colours…..lovely shots!
    Thank you…..
    Happy weekend!

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