From sunrise to sunset, my rose of sharon trees are buzzing with activity – honey bees, bumblebees, wasps…and an occasional humming bird. They are all enjoying the glorious sun while it lasts, and preparing for winter’s deep slumber.
Let us not go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like buzzing here and there for a knowledge of what is not to be arrived at, but let us open our leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive, budding patiently under the eye of Apollo, and taking hints from every noble insect that favours us with a visit –John Keats
sap will be given us for meat and dew for drink.
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.Allan Armitage
This is my post for Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Macro.
If I had to pick a colour that best epitomized summer, I would have to say yellow. There is something deliciously tantalizing about yellow. It’s bright and happy, and in the summer, I am happiest. Yellow makes me think about all the best things that make summer so special: warm, lazy days with family, a good book in the garden, and golden sunsets on the beach.
Birds and butterflies…
Tea – Hot or iced!
A good book and a blanket for the evening breeze.
And as evening falls…
A golden sunset.
In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: ‘Look at me. I’m happy!’Joy Sewing
I have tons of photos with pink. It is, after all, my favourite colour. But it’s always nice to share something new.
Last year, I missed a lot of the flowers in my garden. I went to my parents with Little Guy for March Break and came home in June! We thought it was safer to be out of the city, which it probably was, and that this Covid-thing would be under control quickly, which it was not!
It’s still not over, but the flowers don’t seem to care and this year I enjoyed them as much as possible!
It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Wander Bonnano
A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.Rachel Carson
I love better to count time from spring to spring; it seems to me far more cheerful to reckon the year by blossoms than by blight.Donald G. Mitchell
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.Auguste Rodin
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.Anais Nin
We bought our humble abode twenty years ago this September, and that Fall Big Guy and I planted red tulip bulbs. The squirrels have tried really hard to decimate them, and they nearly did.
These hardy beauties fought back and are flourishing again.
They are a profound reminder that despite all the different seasons, the good and the bad, a little love can make things grow strong and beautiful.
Love is a flower that should never cease to grow. Nurture it and it will outlive you. Neglect it and it will wilt away and die.Suzy Kassem
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the special women in my life – older, younger, by blood, by faith, by friendship!
The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.Isaiah 58:11 (NLT)