and drop welcoming rain these last few hot summer days. It is amazing how many things the fresh rain can bring forth.
Mushrooms have popped up everywhere throughout the woods,
and on our walks, Taboo and I have met the most curious creatures
A lot of volunteer moon flower sprouted in one flower garden this early spring. I transplanted 15 of these young plants.....to mostly underneath the large twisted mesquite trees all along the yard.
They are now all beginning to bloom their large fragrant white blossoms just before night falls. Hopefully the seeds will replant and the moon flower will all come up next year in the same spaces.
Many flowers are in vibrant bloom,
while some have faded and now it is time to gather seeds and pretty petals.
Do you save and dry special bouquets or clippings from your gardens?
I save the colorful petals of flowers and seeds when the flowers start to fade and place them in old jars or bottles.
The jars of petals and the bottles of seeds are a cheerful reminder of the season that has passed and gives hope to think upon the planting season to come.
It is at this time for my thoughts to gather.....sometimes, overwhelmingly, upon the upcoming holidays. I think of the recipes and ingredients to gather, the plans, the loved ones and all of the memories.......soon to be gathered .....for now