Late summer provides a bit of a respite
From the heavy work of a perennial garden.
Sure there is still deadheading
To keep the blooms coming
And weeds to be pulled.
But my garden is in that “in-between” time.
It’s a bit early to start digging things up
And moving them around.
Something I love doing.
So late last week
When my friend Beth
Reminded me that
“the simplicity of a water drop on a petal
Can delight our inner self”
It helped me to slow down
And look for that simplicity.
Tonight when I was making a little arrangement
For the breakfast room
And a praying mantis popped out.
It was shear delight.
I quickly relocated it to the garden.
Then as I moved the arrangement to the table
What are the chances of having two praying mantis
In the same arrangement?
Pretty slim I’d say.
It reminded me of the moment last spring
When all the babies hatched.
I was lucky enough to happen to walk by
At this moment.
A few weeks later
Nature repeated itself for Harper & Henry
When they found their own delight.
Finding delight in simplicity.
Thanks for the reminder, Beth.