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I am a tiny yellow flower! I bloom now and again. I live in a small clay pot and have two close neighbors. They also live in clay. One is a miniature rosebush. She blooms tiny yellow flowers like me!
My other neighbor hasn’t bloomed yet. We don’t know the plant’s family origin, but it has interesting rounded leaves that offer me a bit of shade.
We are a nice little community on the west side of a plant-lover’s deck. We like our home and the clay that holds our roots together.
Our caretaker loves each of us, but I suspect she has a soft spot for me. Her mother told her that I was, “just a weed,” and suggested that she, “pull me up.” Obviously, this advice wasn’t taken and she let me grow.
Well, one day, I bloomed! Our plant-loving caretaker was so surprised that she called her mother to tell of my appearance.
“Oh, Mother!” I heard her say. “You should see how beautiful the little flower is! It’s a lovely soft yellow and only last one day!”
I was proud to be talked about in such a grand way! I started blooming more and more. I love being a flower so appreciated and enjoyed. My caretaker says I’m part of a Green Healing journey she’s on in life. That makes me very special to her.
My name is unknown to me and my plant-loving caretaker, but that doesn’t matter. I am an awesome tiny light; a soft bright spot on the west side of a lively deck!
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The Stately and Lovely
In the first weeks of Spring, a female Cardinal started visiting my backyard. She liked the fallen seeds below our bird feeder.
Within days of her arrival, she had two bright and very handsome red suitors.
I watched for weeks as the two male Cardinals chased her through the edge of the woods, swooping from branch to branch, stopping momentarily to show off their plumage or grab the best perching seat.
The female Cardinal appeared to enjoy the chase. From where I stood, her future looked pretty good.
I don’t know which of the two males finally got her attention, but on Mother’s Day, I was delighted when just before Dusk, I walked outside to catch the last of daylight and heard a symphony of unfamiliar sounds.
I thought at first the frenzy was normal dinner-time excitement in the backyard. I soon suspected something more special was going on out there. And it was!
A female Cardinal was feeding a fledgling! I could barely make out the color of the little bird, but I sure heard it, and siblings too!
I felt a surge of delight.
Slowly, I walked a little closer to a nearby briar patch where the loud and persistent cries were coming from. I hoped for a photograph.
A bright male Cardinal flew across the yard, landing clear on the other side. I’m pretty sure he was asking me not to get one step closer to his family. I returned to the view from my deck.
The cries of the young birds moved me. Although, the fledglings made lots of noise, I had a feeling their tweets were more a communication of location and confident awaiting, rather than ones of unmet needs.
The mother was surely capable of providing and proving as much to her new children! She looked well-fed and strong, yet when she bent over to offer her little one a bit of food, it was with an amazing gentleness.
My heart was struck with love.
I returned inside to give the beautiful family peace and privacy. I watched from my kitchen window until dark.
What a terrific gift for Mother’s Day!
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Wishing you beautiful days in Nature!
- Green Healing ~ The Feeder (dogkisses.wordpress.com)
Whoa! I discovered macro mode!
Ingredients for GREEN HEALING:
A beautiful day. A classic Carolina sky.
A lovely bright Sunflower. A little silver Canon.
My little silver camera surprises me. I see people walking around with very fine cameras. They are impressively large and I’m sure those carrying bags include an assortment of lens. One day I might like to have a bigger and more powerful camera, but that’s a secret. I don’t want my sweet compact little Canon to hear me say that.
I love the ‘macro’ view of various insects, along with the delicate intricacies of tiny flowers. Photographing the life around the pond garden is always fun but again, a closer look is better. ‘Little Frog’ has grown. He (or she) mostly sits in the sun when I visit.
The newest garden critter, a baby turtle with a serious face and grand personality, usually found within a few feet of the frog doesn’t seem to like me, or my camera. I’m not sure which one bothers it more. The frog had to go clear to the other side of the pond to get away from the determined turtle while I took pictures. I must admit that although I love taking photos of wildlife, I don’t want to disturb the beloved critters I meet. I’ve noticed how some don’t like being photographed, particularly lizards and turtles.
My favorite part of the day was photographing Butterflies in the Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower) garden. I was in awe! Truly, I was.
Above, Our beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly sips sweet nectar from Tithonia. (Below) Swallowtail enjoys the same. Tithonia are my favorite flowers because of their prolific blooms, hardiness and obvious nectar production. Of course, the deep (and bright) orange color is pretty cool too.
Below: Our pretty Carolina Sky and a Swallowtail Butterfly
I’m very glad I took the time to play with my camera in the garden. The images of butterflies are vivid and clear in my mind. I can close my eyes and see swirling colors and merging outlines of transparent wings. I’ve had a few dreams of winged colors, which were nice to wake up with in my mind. I guess you could say I’m having macro ‘Green Healing’ dreams! Mother Nature is amazing.
In Gratitude to Mother Earth, Father Sky, the Butterflies, and one very special person who decided to plant the Tithonia Garden!
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- Winged Yellow on Orange (greenhealinggirl.wordpress.com)
- The Story of the Butterfly (marciadavistaylor.wordpress.com)
- Painted Pretty in Nectar (dogkisses.wordpress.com)
- Between Summer and Fall (greenhealinggirl.wordpress.com)