Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happiness is ... In the Shire

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.

Black-and-white Warbler Photo
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!

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