June 21, 2012
Sometimes it's Not About the Photo...Moments Captured as Memories
Many moments in our gardens aren't captured anywhere other than our fond memories; no photographs to bring easy recollection. A few quiet observations this week have been so sweet that I wanted to make a record of them. For some they may be insignificant but for this gardener, they're worth jotting down as they remind me this ever giving task of being a gardener is worthwhile and in the smallest of ways, appreciated.
While watering a pot of Disney ginger a little anole instantly popped out of nowhere and started slurping the water drops off the leaves. Poor little thing was thirsty and grateful.
A particularly friendly hummingbird flits about the garden sipping greedily from the variety of flowers planted just for their benefit. In the middle of its round through the yard, it will often stop directly in front of me and hover as if saying a quick thank you before continuing on. This encounter always leaves me feeling immensely blessed.
A recently placed birdbath in the front garden is getting frequent use by dozens of sparrows. I never see them in the backyard but in the front they've claimed this spot and frolic happily for long stretches at a time taking turns drinking and bathing all the while singing sweetly.
What small, seemingly insignificant moments are you witness to? Do they give pause to your day and bring a moment of satisfaction? They remind me what a simple privilege it is to serve the wildlife that call our gardens home. For their small nods of appreciation this gardener is grateful.