or it should be rain is cherished. it has been infrequent here this summer. the ground is dry and it will take time and a slow rain to really sink in past the very surface. so it is good to see it falling again this day. it has altered my plans for the day. there will be no pollen speading for seeds today. and it has continued my plans for the season. the rain will help ensure the seed pods that have been set have a chance to ripen. there will be seeds to plant next year and they will not wither waterless in the hot sun. so back to cherished – before the arrival of rain. let us walk through cherished a little. here is what i saw this morning…
how do you disguise a wheelbarrow or feed a compost pile ? the seedling bed has been cleared and is ready for replanting. and those daylilies who just bloomed this morning show the evidence of their brief journey to the sun. note the drippings on the petals. the flowers above them have had their off switch activated. one day of bloom and then they simply melt away. so which is the beautiful part the bloom or the melting away ?
others are just starting to bloom. and they will go on blooming for another three weeks.
these two are trying to finish out their days this summer. each on their own timetable.
and there were two hungry swallowtail butterflies and bumble bees in the garden today. the swallowtails hardly cared about me and the camera !
this is an example of how too much light is too much for a camera to handle. the first image is a flower in full sun.
the next image is the same flower taken in shade twenty minutes later. the color and subtleties come through much better without the glare.
so i hope you enjoyed this brief stroll through the garden. so now i can ask myself is my most cherished object being in the garden or finding a way to get closer to nature ? i hope you were able to get a fleeting glance of the answer.