Yesterday dawned cool and cloudy.

Rain had been predicted for the day

But it didn’t materialize

And so we had a simple Saturday.


My maiden voyage as a grandmother

Meant that my garden

Was completely ignored

For the last half of August. 

Abandoning my garden for grandchildren

Is a no brainer.

But it does mean that the garden

Is well….overgrown

It needs serious deadheading

As well as a clean sweep of weeding. 

But instead of going head long into the garden

I was more in a meandering mood.

So I slowed down  

And worked at a more relaxed pace.

Along the way

I ran across a few late summer friends.


Orb spiders are making there return

After a year’s absence.


The count in the back is up to 3.

I’m thinking we should name them this year.


They hang around for quite awhile

So it seems a naming is in order.

And the monarchs are beginning to migrate.

They love the zinnias that are just now coming into their own. 


A late blooming Hollyhock

Kept a bumblebee happy for some time.


And all the while

Coco kept watch

Over the garden.


They joys of simplicity

They are ours for the taking.

Enjoy the week.



Filed under Bugs, Butterflies, Dead Heading, Fall, Gardening;Perennials, hollyhocks, Orb Spider, Perennials, Zinnia

4 responses to “A SIMPLE DAY

  1. Your zinnias look beautiful! A rabbit ate all mine as they were coming up, so this is the first year I haven’t had any. Sure miss them.

  2. Love the Monarch, and I have to enjoy others’ photos because I haven’t seen any for the second year. 😦

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