Anjali and I got outside before the rain had a chance to evaporate. No artificial irrigation is ever as nourishing as a well-timed rain. The garden felt lush and vibrant. I have been spending a lot of time out there every day. It soothes me. The sun fills me. All the growing and ripening encourages me to pay attention daily ~ looking close up, observing. I am especially delighted by the becoming-ness ~ delicate yet urgent unfurling under leaves and in corners. And the abundance ~ of not just one tiny perfect flower, but hundreds ~ on a single stalk. Voluptuous roundness comprised of many smaller roundnesses. Each a bowl that contains a droplet of water. Full.
feathery yarrow leaves
yarrow with droplets
onion bloom! gotta get close up to appreciate its amazing bounty and detailed beauty.
the paste tomato that could: sealion planted a dozen seeds,
and this is the only seedling that kept growing.
volunteer from last year's cutflower seed mix. :-) i love volunteers.
a different butterfly bush ~ juicy with rainwater
tiny strawberries becoming ~ the abundance!
daisy with her collection of rain
delicate, intricate detail. nature is the original and ultimate artist.
ladybug on lettuce
a daisy's concentric unfurling