Saturday, October 9, 2010
To Sit, Watch and Listen in the Garden
Today, a surprise late blooming Actaea, was a fountain of pure delight for the Red Admiral Butterfly. I understand there are two broods of Admirals if the season is kind, and, since our Actaea's were already spent, not only was it a surprise to find this one in bloom, but also, covered with bees, bugs and these beautiful October butterflies. How did I miss this...?... I guess I know why.
Sometimes, I just need to sit down, ...sit and not move...in the garden. I don't do it often enough..too much to do. But today...with the chill of the night and morning having passed, the heat of the afternoon sun felt good on my bones...so I sat on the old camp bench...watched and listened.
For some of us, the garden will soon be asleep under the snow. Take the time for a "Me" day in the garden...get back to the why you garden, and the wonder of your garden, and cherish it's joy. I think, our gardens would like that..... to quietly visit with you. And...like today, for me...perhaps she will say thank you.