This week, I had a lot of goodies from the garden–and I am eating them. In the case of flowers, I’m still picking bouquets for the house every week and enjoying them greatly.
Since nothing much is different in the garden from my last post (well, the tomatoes are riper), I thought you didn’t need more pictures of the progress of my bounty. I had been thinking about children and the things they see in the world and how they can be terrible and wondrous and awe-inspiring. It comes from a certain closeness to things (in the case of pinching bugs, that would be the ground) and attentiveness. So I was noticing the bees on my flowers (even the ones I had picked).
Look at those wings.
And who knew zinnias had so much lovely pollen? Well, the bees did.
And this sparrow was looking for nesting material, trying to get some of last year’s vines off the trellis, no doubt for a second hatch. I was only able to get a picture when it paused for a rest. Look at the way those feathers lie (or just enjoy the “cute little fluffy bottom” as Sid the Cussy Bunny would have said).
I was looking for blue flowers to cool down my bouquet, and was blithely deciding which stem had more incipient blooms on it, when I noticed this:
Good grief, look at the forearms.
Finally the mantis decided to crawl over to some zinnia leaves. Probably trying to get away from the paparazzi.
Enjoy your week and watch for the wonders.