"Simple like an uncarved block."
Tao te Ching

"Like an acorn that holds the promise of a thousand forests."

Sunday, June 28, 2009


The very first Rose of Sharon. Our all white version has a larger than usual flower and no color in its throat. The Redheaded Mushroom with the number seven was discovered by Flutemaker and we both marveled at the wonder of it all. Were we being given an omen and what could it mean? We will wait for more sevens to show up.
At last the wild Blueberries are giving of their bounty. You can't see the ripe ones because I ate them before I thought to take the picture. Maybe next time. The flavor is wonderful, the morsel is tiny, a true gift in a tiny package.

Here the tame berries are just taking on color. Soon, very soon, hopefully before the birds zero in on them, we will have a few to put on our cereal.

Good fellow Mr. Froggy enjoys the garden along with the bugs, rabbits and us.

I have always loved the flowers of Hostas. To me they remind me of the bells of a Carillon.

The sad looking hanging tomatoes gave us our first harvest last week.

Small be tasty.

The wild Flowers continue their prolific blooming and spreading. The Pippsipsiwa has opened their flowers and are shinning their tiny little selves to my delight.

Not to be outdone the Lilly and Shasta Daisies open in the tame garden.

Finally a little blurry, but sitting still for a moment a pair of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds as they pose for a portrait.

Take a stroll with other folks over at The Quiet Country House.


Everydaywoman said...

I always love how you see the tiny details in everything! Do you know how many people would have passed that mushroom by and never seen the "7"? I think your life must be so much richer because of it.

Sometimes, we just need to marvel at the works of Mother Nature. Yesterday afternoon, I spent 5 hours out in the pen with our newborn filly and my family, just mesmorized by her perfection. Countless people also stopped by to do the same. I'm determined to take more time to do just that this summer!

Oh, you're ahead of us with native tomatoes! No ripe ones here yet. Can almost taste them in your picture; there's NOTHING like a native tomatoe!

Have a wonderful week!

Cloudhands said...

Actually doing this blog has make me be on the outlook for more detail. And as a result I am in a state of awe over every little thing. Your sweet new filly deserves all the attention she is getting. She and her mamma are beutiful examples of natures bounty. Oh, by the way Flutemaker saw the 7 on the mushroom when he found it, can't take that awareness away from him.

Aisling said...

I loved your stroll today. I think the mushroom is wonderful... but I think the hummingbird pair is my favorite. They almost never sit still... so how fun to catch them at it. There is one little guy that visits my garden and I think he is sort of used to me, weeding or watering, because he comes pretty close to me... but of course, never when I have the camera! lol

Cloudhands said...

I'm pretty sure I reconize our little boss bird, he and his family have been coming at least four years that I'm sure and maybe a little longer. They buzz us on the front porch from time to time when they are chasing each other. They aren't as many to start with this year and I know some folks aren't seeing them at all. I hope nothing bad is happening to all the hummers.

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely tiny things on your stroll today.

Tabbie said...

It's so nice to see the blueberries and all the other small wonders which surround your world each day. Great capture of the hummingbirds too!

Cloudhands said...

Getting up close and personal to tiny things, little plants especially has become a fun way to look at the world. Thank goodness, the world is full of very little things and I am on the hunt to find the ones that live close by.

Cloudhands said...

Oops, Tabbie, I wanted to thank you for wandering around my yard with me today. It was a pleasure.