My morning began by seeing this butterfly laying/resting on these blue pansies. I was amased at how its marking are identical on each wing. I went about working and when I walked by again it was still there..I feared it dead, but I touched aplant nearby and it fluttered so slightly a wing. I wondered what it was contemplating in such a peaceful state, if anything. I asked it if I could lay my worries beside it as not to carry them with me through the day.
In a few days this wonderful deep clay bowl with be entirely full with leaf lettuce having grown to cover the top. Red leaf, salad bowl green (a very tender leaf), red oakleaf, Buttercrunch and little gem romaine make up this, "The Salad Bowl" Imagine at the end of the day picking fresh crisp leaves for a dinner salad right from your very own salad bowl.
And as always I like to think outside the (garden) pot and so I potted this vintage agate pan with front handle full of pretty pansy, and dressed up for the season with a couple of gourds and a little pumpkin. Bushel baskets also plant up well and can be sat anywhere this time of year, nut given a chouce I think they would wish to sit on the porch as a welcome basket...tie a piece of mini corn on the handle with a pretty plaid fall ribbon to hold it in place....(I planted one, a bushel baslet today, but forgot to take a picture of it, oops!)
At the end of the day I looked to see if Sid the spider was still hanging safely and no one had decided to knock down his web...he was fine....
the butterfly was gone, hours ago of course but I stopped by the pansies ..picked up my worries, thanked the pansies for keeping them kindly for me through the day...and headed home. Look at the sky before me..rolling clouds of pink and blue like cotton candy swirling in a plastic bubble at a state fair..Glimmers of the sun that has sunk below a level I could view it setting tonight.
it deserves a little praise, "Thank you Universe for the day you have given me."
Ps I miss you my baby bird, thank you for teaching me to look up at the sky when the day draws to an end. I love you K.