Sometimes .. there is a period when time seems to stand still .. and then it speeds up and before you know it .. a season is over and another one has begun!
Spring and Summer are like that for me. One moment I’m all excited, planting flower & veggie seeds. Watching them all sprout and grow. Enjoying the enchantment of each living thing becoming what is what meant to be. This is magic. The long hot sunny days blur into each other, becoming an endless series of wonder.
Then the seeds, having grown into their potential, give us a plentiful supply of food, nutritious and delicious. I’m still excited but becoming more grateful and appreciative.
Here is a spring photo of a Swallowtail Butterflying sipping at the nectar of the Budleia. This plant I hadn’t pruned for years so it was massive. After the flowers had finished, I cut it back thoroughly. I know that it will again grow tall with many flowers for the butterflies next Spring. These plants are amazingly resilient!
Darling little JaneE Kat .. enjoying a peaceful siesta in the sun ..
A very hardy Clematis flowers over a little arbour in the garden .. the butterfly is enjoying taking a little rest on a flower .. how beautiful and delicate this all is. This Nature.
The first batch of peas ready to pick .. they were delicious!
Dainty pea flower growing away … I hadn’t noticed before the graceful designs in the flower and now I see how gentle and magnificent this is.
About 4 or 5 years ago, I’d planted some bamboo .. and had encircled the root system with heavy grade garden plastic. Happy to see that this barrier worked to keep the bamboo well within this wrap and didn’t spread along the fenceline. It was very easy to just lift the plant from where it was and then I divided it into sections and replanted them in large pots – to be replanted another day. And I believe that this is the “clumping” type of bamboo, not the runner type.
During the summer I participated in a few craft markets and here are some wine charms that I made for a customer. I have many interests, thus many types of crafts, too many, perhaps. I need a store!!
A Spotted Towhee perches atop the wild and crazy tree. Later he sang a lovely song ….here is a link where you can find all details of this sweet Towhee
Hot pink geraniums in the yard …
Hey .. more treats for me??? (of course, sweetie, all you want!) My darling Garden Kat.
The robust bees love the Budleia too!
Wildflowers in a field …
Translucent rainbow spheres of mystical delicacy waft towards the mountains .. are these tiny transportation orbs for the fae that dwell nearby?
Majestic mountains .. I look forward to flying up there next spring! My DH will be at the controls of the PW-6U and I’ll be all comfy, settled in .. happy to be soaring skywards!!
The B-17 Bomber that visited the Victoria Flying Club in June of this year!
During the lovely warm days of spring and the hot times in the summer, I love taking the photos of things that I love and never have enough time to stop and enjoy thoroughly.
Now is the time when I can relax, spend some time going through the photos, rediscovering all the beauty that flourishes everywhere.
And planning for next year.
Feeling a tremendous sense of satisfaction in my life and surroundings.
A great deal of appreciation, gratitude and joy.
Now .. time to go and check out my latest supply of apples, carefully prepared early this morning and distributed in the 6 trays of the dehydrator! Treats for snacking and for sharing!
I feel like the little ant who worked so hard preparing for the winter and enjoying the process!