I went out to help Emily weed and plant beans the other day, and was struck by how scenic the orchard looks right now. It’s not supposed to look like this, mind you. It’s supposed to be well kept, weeded, and mowed. And look at those beehives, almost so buried in the lush green growth that the bees can’t get to the entrance. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but the DO say you are supposed to keep the weeds away from the front of your hives, to promote easier access for the bees.
But this all serves to remind me that I need to stop and take a breath every now and then, and appreciate the world when it greets me with beauty.