Sunday, July 10, 2022

Life and death in the garden...

It is amazing what you see in the garden if you pay attention.  

This little black and red bug, for example.  He seems to be enjoying the daisy.
My peonies, or as they call them in Denmark prairie roses, and columbine are still blooming.

I need to harvest my chamomile for tea.  Mixed with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice it makes a wonderful hair detangler.  Somehow I have managed to keep it contained, as it can go a little wild.

The sun's rays can really set off the poppies and roses.

I've talked about life in the garden and now take a moment to see the opposite.  I happened to notice that the bee in this peony seem to be sideways.
Upon closer inspection I found out why.  He had met his demise thanks to a very cleverly camouflaged spider.
Yup, there it is.  Notice the white spider even has a pink stripe to match the peony.  I wonder what he will do and where he will go when the flower withers?  Does he wander the woods looking for other pink flowers?

Well, those are my observations for the week.  Some good, some bad, but always interesting.  What have you observed in your garden this week?


  1. I wonder whether the spider behaves like a chameleon and changes colour

  2. So many beautiful blooms there. They seem to happen almost overnight. Wow!

  3. What beautiful flowers and that pink of that spider was amazing. I always wished my Camomile would have done what your does, I guess its too hot here. I always had to baby mine to get it to grow and then after it blooms it just dries up and dies. I love camomile best of any herb for tea. I bet you are enjoying this summer.


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