flightless white geese
milky swirls of thin petals
perch on lily pads
Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham
Note: These blooms are dwarf Fothergilla, cousin to Witch Hazel. Fothergilla gardenii were discovered here by Alexander Garden (1730-1791) a Scottish physician and naturalist who introduced them to England. What a great name he had for his profession.