Monday, July 28, 2008

Circle of Life

Arrived this summer: my son Alexander Rumi - on solstice; two baby goats Annika and Santiago - one month afterwards; and a hive of bees - yesterday.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Annual, Perennial

Tall and fragrant, white flowers are reaching out to the sky filled with promise of more rain. Shaped like little umbrellas, these are carrot flowers, beautiful and stately enough to celebrate a wedding or birth. A cloud of tiny beneficial wasps is working the blossoms, pollinating them into future carrot seeds. Come September, the flowers will turn dark brown, with thousands of seeds spilling over onto the ground, ready for next year’s sunlight and moisture, repeating the cycle of procreation.