A recipe for happiness:
1 heart full of delight
2 patient eyes (albeit somewhat timeworn)
A few whispers of good luck
Many intervals of still air to calm the rustle
5 or 6 portrait prone pollinators
Billions of pollen particles
Enough flowers to fill a tree
4 Haskap bushes, 3 Current clumps, 2 dandelions, and a Merlin in a Spruce tree (can you hear the cadence as you sing that line?)
Plenty of technology to capture all the bliss
Mix well and serve outside on a sunny day when you are bursting with joy.
Here we go!
An apple flower waiting for a pollinator to do some magic so delicious apples can appear in the fall.
Same tree with soon to open flowers.
Now we are talking. See all the pollen on the bee’s body?
This is a Haskap flower. Bumblebees were the main pollinators for the Haskaps on the day I was observing.
Forget it is a Dandelion flower and just enjoy the beauty. The ant seemed drunk on nectar as it wobbled about digging deeper and deeper into the flower enjoying an intoxicating time pollinating flowers.
Some flies enjoyed the Dandelion flower as well.
This spider found a lovely spot to wait under a Haskap leaf.
These are flowers on the Currant bushes. Quite tiny and delicate flowers worthy of some serious squinting time or maybe get those reading glasses from wherever you set them down.
Resist the urge to swat and notice the beauty within the fly. Perhaps there are some deep lessons I need to learn from flies. This one is certainly celebrating a rainbow of diversity.
Oh yes.. And a Merlin in a Spruce tree.