Nature is an amazing thing.
That’s hardly news to fellow gardeners.
No matter how many years I’ve gardened
Nature still surprises me.
For the past few weeks
I’ve had daily late afternoon visits
From two hummingbirds.
Being hummingbirds they flit around the Phlox.
So fast that I’ve only been able to capture
A few pictures of them.
But this week a friend arrived with them.
A giant Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.
They come every evening between 5 and 6.
Just like I have rung a dinner bell
To beckon them to the nectar of the Phlox
And they hang around.
So I have been able to take pictures
With my Iphone.
Which is always in my pocket these days.
Then return to the house to get my point and shoot.
One evening I even called Torry
To send Sloan and Cassidy
Over to see it all.
The hummingbirds and butterfly
Put on quite a show.
Even though they are in constant motion
I find them soothing to watch.
There’s a lesson in there somewhere.
Amidst our busy fluttering lives.
There is peace
All around us.