A place of refuge and retreat… that is how I would describe the corner of the garden that I choose to sit in. If one is at our house, and they cannot find me –may I suggest checking the garden area.
I have a chair set-up on the edge of the garden, looking away from the world and facing in to the pumpkin garden. I enjoy the view of the many pumpkin plants begining their journey across the dirt; slowly turning a plot of land into a jungle. Surrounding this area are many sunflower plants. And from this vantage I can hear my kids playing and talking.
In past years this same area of space has been the gathering ground for many dragon and damsel flys. Since we have no water source on our yard it interests me that they chose this area to play.
This year we have taken this enjoyment to a new level. We have learned a little about the ways of the dragon fly and have sticks poking up out of the dirt for them to land on. I will watch as they will land on the stick, sitting still, and then take off to eat a bug in midflight.
It is pretty cool to see their manuvers. It is something to see a bug, and then see the dragon fly take off and get it; landing back on the stick to await it’s next victim.
And all the while the garden just grows, ignoring the spectacle overhead.
So I sit in my chair, on the edge of my little oasis; often with a book, while I soak in the sun and watch the garden grow.