July First, 2015, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
The rabbit arrived about four o’clock this morning and asked me what I had to say for myself. It being the first day of the month, I said, “rabbit, rabbit”, as any normal human is supposed to do first thing on the first day of a month, and then asked the rabbit what was up.
Rabbit told me to get out of bed and back in the saddle. He said he’d stopped by because it was the first of the month and that it was time to get the monthly Wishetwurra Farm post prepared.
Rabbit was right.
I got up and had a bite.
After the sun rose I went into the garden with the camera.
The regular progress report is not done, but here is a bouquet, some visual hors d’oeuvres, to enjoy until the main course arrives in the near future.
When I left the house, color in one of the flower beds attracted my eye…
In the greenhouse one of the cactus pots had five blossoms.
Their scent filled the air.
On the side of the garden path, a volunteer clump of poppies was abuzz with scores of bees.
Late last winter, when the first seed racks popped up inside stores, I was enticed by several of the packets in the zinnia section. Now the plants are popped up throughout the garden.
Some zinnias are tiny.
Some are big and flashy.
An unopened zinna nearby showed promise.
On the ground in the “Three Sisters” corn/squash/beans patch, a male squash flower faced up, calling out to the bees.
Outside the garden, next to an outbuilding, is a rose we planted last year.
Thus ends the bouquet.