As I mentioned in an earlier post, I didn't put down the camera during that missing month of May. Yep, there are hundreds of photos buried on that memory card from May. I really don't like diggin' back through all the mess. It's much easier just to manage it day by day. However, I know there are a few captures I MUST plug into this blog at some point. Here are some jewels I dug up this morning:
There is, on occasion, a day when I find myself awestruck by the glories of this Creation, Earth. How blessed I am to be surrounded by this vibrant, living garden! Yes, today, I was inundated by gobs of natural beauty and lots of life flitting about. At times, this garden and all my unrequited plans frustrate me and leave me with feelings of despair. Oh, not so today! I am in love with this garden today! A turn of the doorknob, a few steps, and it seems I have been transported into a natural paradise. Yes, I feel so blessed.
Don't you love that cute gecko from the Geico commercials? That lovely, bright green specimen is the Green Day Gecko, a resident of Madagascar. The sort of gecko we have at PITV is the nocturnal variety and not quite so brilliant colored.
I really have far too much to do this week and am really feeling that Wednesday "hump day," so I have no business spending time in the garden or posting on this blog. But you know, I must have a quick meander through the garden. So much is going on!
If you were to step onto my front porch right now, you would likely be greeted with a cheery song (or a shrill warning) by the latest tenants to take up residence. About a week and a half ago, I discovered a cardinal pair had built a nest in the lighting fixture hanging just outside my front door. The light hangs far too high for me to see inside the nest. Faced with a quandary whether or not to remove it, I wrote a post about the situation last Friday. In the end, I did leave the nest alone, for I noticed that Mama Cardinal was already roosting quietly and seriously on that nest. When I awoke this morning, Mama was up and about and flitting around busily collecting grubs and worms. Then I saw her fly to the nest, and though I didn't have a great view, she appeared to be feeding babies!
Join me on a walkthrough in my garden today, where springy thoughts abound!
I love birds. I love cardinals. Aren't they just the quintessential songbird? They delight us year-round with their delightful chirps, and the garden just wouldn't be the same without them. But, tell me, what would you do if a cardinal pair decided to build a nest in your entry portico?
Please forgive me, but when I spotted a green tree frog as I stepped outside yesterday, Kermie's signature song jumped into my head and wouldn't get out. Then, as I walked around the garden, every other green thing just jumped out at me. So today, I celebrate that most banal of colors...green. Commonplace or not, that very perfect mixture of blue and yellow surely can lift the spirits! Cool, refreshing, reviving to the soul. What would our gardens be without it? Red and yellow and purple and pink are lovely, wonderful really, but how odd, how stark it would look without green carpets and green-painted walls to buffer the rainbow!
There is much that has been said on the subject of blogging of late. Blogging addiction, blotanical competition, and just plain blogging frustration in general! Most recently, I read a post by fellow Florida gardener Kimberly at Garden in Paradise on the subject of a "Blogger's Quandary." It seems the last few days, this blogger temporarily abandoned the blogworld for the great outdoors (certainly the right choice!) and is questioning her blogging devotion. After reading all the post comments, I had way too many thoughts on the subject to fit into a comment box, so I decided to get it all out in a new post. I do agree with all the comments. The nature of a blog is a very personal thing, and there are no rules.