Aside from the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, I also took pictures of the garden and some of the flowers that are now in bloom around the farm. It was a muggy but not terribly hot day. However, once we were down in the garden weeding and picking vegetables, the humidity could definitely be felt. Uncomfortably so.
We picked onions, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, kohlrabi, cucumbers, zucchini, swiss chard, cabbage and cauliflower. Well, actually I should say that the cherry tomatoes never made it out of the garden as we ate them as quickly as we picked them from the vine. They are just sooo good at that moment in time. Kissed by the sun, they are amazingly sweet and juicy.
The watermelon isn’t quite ready yet. But it’s getting there! As for the corn, oh how I love corn but it doesn’t love me. So I shall admire it from a distance and live vicariously through the rest of my family when they eat it. I am anxious for the squash this year so I can make squash soup for freezing.
Grandma’s Tiger Lilies are every bit as beautiful as ever. Like clockwork, the flowers she planted so long ago awaken each year providing us with a vibrant tapestry of color, reminding us of all the time and effort she put into her flower beds and how much she loved them.
Then there is the quiet grace of the butterfly as it lights upon a leaf. So delicate and ornate.
This is where I grew up and where I hope to grow old.