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Wonders Never Cease

I still love this post from last September — hope you do too!

Cynthia Reyes

Every so often, I wish I had a well-behaved garden.

The kind where everything does what I want, when I want.

Where flowers don’t stray into lawns and lawns don’t stray into flowerbeds, and the strong wind didn’t break one of the arches on the arbour my dear husband so carefully built.

Blog Photo - Garden Circle

But this I know:

Real gardens offer up surprises each week, each day and sometimes, each hour.

Blog Photo - Hollyhock Mutant

Like flowers blooming in unexpected colours.

Blog Photo - Peony Rust

And interesting visitors.

Like this large bird in the apple tree.

Blog Photo - Bird in tree

And wild rabbits.

Blog Photo - Rabbit cleans self

Cleaning themselves without a care in the world.

Blog Photo - Bird Scratches self

Like this mother duck, with her ducklings.

Blog Photo - Duck Family

She must have squeezed herself under the fence.

Blog Photo - Ant and Moth

This ant, dragging a dead moth many times its size. It took the moth way across the verandah.

Blog Photo - Farmhouse Doorway

This beet, expected to be dark red, is somehow orange.

Blog Photo - Orange Beets

A single squash. It’s from a vine that strayed from…

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28 thoughts on “Wonders Never Cease”

  1. No wonder that the people who lived in nature rather than houses and offices felt that they were not separate from it. I am amazed how deeply I am drawn to the plants and animals around me when I am out in nature.

  2. I enjoyed this post. I understand what you mean about surprises in the garden. Sometimes there are small disappointments, but then there are these moments where you witness things that are so beautiful and unexpected in both the plant and animal kingdoms. 🙂

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