A V-formation flock of geese seems to have one member of the group as the leader, but each member takes its turn at the point of the V, leading the way as the others in the formation honk in encouragement. The geese stay together, even when one becomes sick or injured; the group stays with it until it is well enough to continue the journey at its regular pace.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
This spring my husband and I started an ambitious project to
redo the blocks around our front flower garden and to put a block wall around
the large flower garden in our back yard. It's taken longer than expected due
to rain, out-of-town trips for two weddings and a funeral, and the discovery
that I have a large ulcer. Finally, the past couple of weeks we've had
beautiful weather, other than one bad night and a few nose bleeds, I've felt
well. Granted my husband has done most of the heavy work and I've tried to keep
him from uprooting too many flowers, but it's coming together. What do you
The project isn't finished, but we're working on it.
Earlier flowers were a little ragged due to the wild
weather, but I think these are gorgeous!
In case you haven't noticed I have a soft spot for flowers
and growing plants. We moved a lot (22 times that I remember!) as I was growing
up, but my mother always planted a vegetable garden and lots of flowers
wherever we lived. One summer we lived in the caretaker's house in the middle
of a cemetery and I thought it was the most beautiful place in the world. Both
of my sisters and all of my children plant flowers. It wouldn't be summer
Recently I read an interesting article about bees. Honey
bees are dying off and it seems pesticides aren't to blame as first thought.
The real culprit is the lack of summer flowers. Fewer people plant flowers than
once did and there aren't enough to sustain the bees through the summer, so
they starve to death, which in turn, reduces needed pollination for the growth of
human food. Environmentalists should be proud of me; I'm doing my part!