I've finally gotten to see the bluebird in the bluebird house! But, there won't be any exciting photos...Mr. and Ms. Bluebird have conspired with all the bees and butterflies in my garden to make it nearly impossible for me to photograph any of them as they go about their day!
Maybe, they are too excited by the new offerings that seem to appear hourly in a spring garden and rush about oblivious to my "wanting to capture them". They pause on this flower and that and by the time I grab my camera, turn it on, set up the shot, they are gone!
I see birds flitting here and there, but not much bee activity and certainly no butterfly activity.
Rain is not good for butterfly wings! Last year, I posted Where Do Butterflies Spend The Night and discovered that they must shelter from the pouring rain under logs and crevices in rocks and trees. Those poor beautiful creatures must be hungry and tired of hiding.
She was beautiful.
I was so excited to see her flitting about. Thank you for posing so nicely.
I wonder each day, as the forecast calls for more rain, how gardens in the NW can be so beautiful, when they seem to have rain quite frequently.
Our plants look like mush and are beaten down.
We have had pounding rains followed by constant sprinkling.
I think, I am the saddest that it is
mushing the PPPP, which had been looking its best!
I agreed with Beckie, when she said that in a comment to me last week.
I am sighing for dramatic effect my dear friends!
The reality is that it's a garden, a place I feel passionate about...a mostly joyful experience. It's not my livelihood! I am not a farmer waiting to plant a crop, watching my fields flood or my crops get pounded.
In a garden, there is always next year.
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton