The forest is quiet as enter my little sanctuary. A breeze gently shakes the boughs above and the trees cast off a few untimely leaves into the creek below. Each ripple is the ticking of a clock counting down the next 48 hours to the first day of fall. It’s not unusual for me to spot the great blue Heron that stalks the waters this time of year but today he’s a no show. The last hummingbird is spotted less and less and my instincts tell me that she’ll soon be enroute to whatever home in the deep south waits with joy and longing for her arrival. Or perhaps she’ll travel even further into the equator and grace the branches of the jungle.
The light falls on my Dutchman’s Pipe Vine and I pray that it hosts a few eggs of the Pipevine Swallowtail that will overwinter and bring a glorious Spring with blazing blue wings. I carefully tread the moss covered ground to sneak a peek but this particular Vine yields no secrets yet. Not to worry. Where there’s one Vine there’s others undiscovered and plenty of options for the mothers who host to them. Across the stream I have Goldenrod and have spotted the Swallowtail butterflies visiting them. Nature will not waste the opportunity to introduce the butterflies and the vines. For now, I’m content with just sitting among the ferns and absorbing the last few hours of summer.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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