Joyous abandonment and seeking out the sun. I was sitting outside with a mug of Yorkshire Tea on a sunny weekday afternoon last week .. this little sunflower caught my eye. It was the leaning of the stem and it seemed as if the side leaves were reaching up to the skies in a happy pose of joy and so I just had to take a pic. I feel like that when I’m happy so maybe that is why it resonated with me.
Yesterday I spent some time wandering around my fantastic bean plants, collecting some for lunch..and was quite surprised to see these Cherokee Trail of Tears beans …honestly .. the beans are just prolific. The growth ranges from many flowers (they are like mini-bouquets, quite pretty) to the tiny little beans and in the middle of all this .. the ready to pick beans. Gotta love beans.
To garden is to learn – we gardeners are aware of that. Lessons are taught and observations are made. This one shows the sheer tenacity of the plants seeking structure for growth. This is a squash plant going through that process. See how orderly nature is – the coiled tendrils are perfect – except for that wonky one .. it might have been stretchy a little too far. Still it is beautiful.
Bounty from the garden a few days ago. Thank you .. my lovely garden ..
This is a bush bean .. dry I think. This pod is very tiny, yet look at the seeds within. I’ll let them mature and collect for the winter.
Several bush bean plants had fallen over, their roots were fully exposed .. yet .. they continued to grow and were producing lovely beans!! So I gently straightened them up, covered the roots with soil and they are happily growing away. Can’t stop beans from growing it seems.
This little bee is quite striking .. working very industriously and time for a little rest.
This is such a very tiny little bee – I was just passing by this malva plant when it caught my eye and so I knelt down to take a closer look. It also was taking a little break. Do you think that bees get a little tired and need their naps? I think so.
So many flowers …it must be a little overwhelming to have such a job as a bee does!
This blue Hibiscus plant has another blossom. I hadn’t really paid much attention to this plant, other than to make sure it had enough water and so far I’ve seen two beautiful flowers. Now I’m wondering if it has been flowering a lot and I just hadn’t noticed? tsk tsk.
A little geranium I’d planted in a cedar pot ..
I’d planted squash seeds randomly in pots and they are flowering like mad and producing tiny fruits. The seeds are from squash harvested last year. I think there will be an interesting assortment of squash to pick as they most likely won’t be true to the original seed but only time will tell.
This reminds me .. time to go outside!!
A few nights ago I heard some cooing, thought it was an owl. Had heard this from time to time and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Very soothing sound. Mystery solved when I looked high up, atop a telephone pole. Two doves!
It seemed as if they could see me (I took a lot of pics) and then the grooming started.
A few things to do and then it’s outside for more discoveries .. in my lovely (work in progress) garden!