Happiness is found in little things ...
Here's what's been going on in the Shire the last couple of days:
An Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly
floated through the air and lit gently on the parsley that has regrown
since the hungry caterpillars cut it down to a few stalks.
Another settled on a fence and open and closed its wings
in the morning sun.
morguefile.com Image credit: pippalou
Two hummingbirds had a gentle, but determined, disagreement
over which of them was entitled to the nectar
in the impatiens and pale violet hosta blossoms.
Two juvenile doves hopped and then flew
when I approached their resting spot while I was riding my bike.
Image credit: John McKean, allaboutbirds.org
A black and white striped warbler trekked up and down
one of our oak trees.
The figs ripened enough for us to pick about a quart and a half tonight.
Fig jam is coming!