Fond memories of days gone by,
gazing at amethyst and rose tinted sky
Graceful magnolia tree with velvet white blooms,
perched in its branches, a Cardinal preens scarlet plumes
Climbing arched trellis, fragrant jasmine sweetens the breeze.
Nectar is ambrosia to humming birds and bees.
Crimson colored roses complete the illusion.
Arbour laden with petals in profusion.
Water trickles in mosaic birdbath near.
Frolicking birds splash enthusiastically without fear.
From each section of the porch hangs lacy ferns.
Wind catchs fronds, and they sway in turn.
Gliding on my back porch swing,
the rest of the world I completely disregard,
as I survey the view of my back yard