… Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive — it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?
~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
The scrounger’s garden is a delightful place to be lately. Mornings are particularly nice because they are growing cooler as the days become shorter (or the nights become longer, depending on how you wish to view it).
The butterflies, hummingbirds, and hummingbird moths gather for breakfast in the garden. Because the mornings are cool, the butterflies are sometimes a little sluggish, a good thing for someone trying to photograph them.
I went out to the garden for a few minutes, and the next thing I knew, an hour or so has gone by.
A few Eastern Swallowtail butterflies have been visiting the garden. I haven’t seen any Monarchs yet.
M and I are celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary today. He surprised me with a gift this morning. We never exchange gifts on our anniversary (or Valentine’s Day). Well, I guess I can’t say “never” anymore. M gave me an Android tablet. I’ve been wanting a tablet of some kind to use when we travel. I would also like to check out Instagram, something you can’t do with a PC.
The gift was in his best interest, too. I won’t have to use M’s laptop anymore when we travel. I hope. It depends on what I need or want to do.
I played around with the tablet a little bit this afternoon. I suspect it is going to take me months, if not years, to figure it out. I’m not used to touch screens, and I find the symbols confusing. I have never been good with symbols. They usually make no sense at all to me.
M and I have resisted the trend towards smart phones and still use what I call dumb phones that basically assist in making phone calls and text messages. Because we live in the Middle of Nowhere, our cell phone coverage is spotty at best. We use the land line when we want to talk with people on the phone. Otherwise, the call gets dropped or everything is garbled.
I’d better get moving. I got behind on my chores today and although most of it is stuff that can wait, there are a few things that need to be taken care of today.
Thank you for stopping by today and joining me in the garden. Feel free to stay awhile. Sorry there is no place to sit just yet. I’m going to move the bench by the pond over to the scrounger’s garden soon.
I might go out to the dock for sunset this evening. It depends on what the clouds do. It has been overcast most of the day, just a few small breaks in the clouds here and there. Sunset is at 7:40 PM if you’d like to join me. Be there about twenty minutes early if you don’t want to miss the early show.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Morning in the garden; a lovely walk around the ranch; butterflies and hummingbirds; butterfly bushes and zinnias; 39 years with my beloved and best friend.
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert