We've been busy lately, sprucing up Birdsong Cottage with a much-needed coat of paint (looks like we'll have to paint over some paw prints!), and putting in a fall garden. Our greens are just starting to sprout, and we're hoping to put in peas and carrots, as soon as the beds are ready.
The owner of the naughty paws~
This is the time of year when the goldenrod opens its beautiful yellow blossoms, which are soon covered by thousands of pollinators. The wild morning glory have decided to use the goldenrod as a living trellis, and the color combination is quite stunning in the golden light of morning. Magic, indeed!
We love watching the dragonflies hum lazily around the garden, in search of tasty mosquitoes to munch on.
This variety, with its blue body and blue and black spotted wings is our favorite.
We have also just finished reading aloud the biography of George Washington Carver, which our blog friend Daniel was nice enough to send us (Thank you, Daniel!). We could encourage all to learn more about this great man; we know we'll never eat peanut butter without much gratitude again! Now when we face a problem, we ask ourselves, "What would Dr. Carver do," since he had a gift for making magic out of the ordinary.
May you have a wonderful week, dear friends. Thank you for being part of our lives.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these." ~George Washington Carver