Gracious. Has it really been almost three weeks since my last post? I apologize.
I can only offer a weak defense. More vegetables screaming to be picked and shared and cooked and eaten. More pendulous ripe and juicy fruit that can’t wait, begging to be picked and put in salads and cakes and cobblers. More guests making that last summer trip to the mountains. And my children are both home for an all-too-short visit, and I want to make the most of it.
Also…alas…more yellow-jacket stings. This time, one on my right hand and five more on my left ankle. Did you know that yellow-jackets, unlike honeybees, can sting over and over again? Yes, indeed they can. Especially when trapped in one’s pants leg. And did you know that fifty-one-year-old women can sometimes run very, very fast? Yes. Indeed they can.
So, again I ask your indulgence if I simply post some photos of my life for the past three weeks. I promise to return soon to writing, once the garden finally surrenders to cooler weather and I once again have time for dreamy reflection. Meanwhile, here’s more of my ordinary life on the Doublewide Ranch:
Morning glories suspended from jeweled spider web strands
Tangled webs wildly woven
Shimmery junebugs on hydrangea
More rainbows in the valley
More baby birds—-here a Carolina Wren;
Here, an Eastern Bluebird.
Yet another shot of the hummingbird moth on petunias
While a real hummingbird indignantly stakes her claim.