About once a year I take a break from my usual postings here to show you a peek into my own garden, which is almost as untended as this website.
One of my favorite things about having a garden is seeing all the insects that come to visit — the honeybees, bumblebees, dragonflies, crickets, beetles, spiders, green leaf hoppers, butterflies, ladybugs, ants, and many more. These are the unseen foundation of our ecosystem. Without a healthy insect population, everything else would fall apart, and I’m happy to provide them with a home for the summer.
I’ll leave you with a very short poem by that most prolific garden poet, who loved insects as much as (if not more than) people:
The Pedigree of Honey
Does not concern the Bee –
A Clover, at any time, to him,
Is Aristocracy –
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