A series of wild storms swept through our state last night, leaving in their wake damage, injuries, and lost lives. We were lucky; we didn't have damage and only lost power for 12 hours. One of the powerful cells angled just south of us.
Mother Nature is a conundrum; tempestuous, cruel and destructive one day and glowing with beauty the next. This is why I admire the cuteness of bees, aside from the fact that they are just darned cute. It's how I reconcile the fact that Nature could, if she chose, wreck my farm. It helps to admire bees and believe in the power of good luck.
Two other, smaller conundrums have been on my mind as well. Spring is a whirlwind of activity, both in nature and in the garden. There's barely enough time to keep up with the garden workload. If there's also enough time to snap pictures, there's no time to edit and upload them. If I actually stay up to work on the pictures, then I've got nothing to say. I need one of those Borg upgrades so that I'll always have a camera with me ~ I wouldn't even need to stop weeding while taking pictures ~ and then I could plug into an energy source to regenerate while simultaneously editing and writing the blog. That'll work right?
Eventually the blog will probably be more about my thoughts at the time illustrated with some pictures and less of a picture blog illustrating the garden's progress because 1) I'm a gardener, not a photographer and 2) the second option just takes up too much goshdarn time. I don't even know why I feel compelled to post so many pictures!
Then there's the Lamium conundrum. The bees love it. Me, not as much as they do. Especially when it gets tall and chokes the iris til they won't bloom and then it dies spectacularly. I don't let it choke the iris, but there's always so many bees around that I don't pull the rest of it. This puzzle that is easy to solve though. Clearly the bees need their own Lamium pasture that's not in the garden. I have plenty of space for such a bee nirvana.
Flowers help to soothe the mental stresses that come with wrestling with a conundrum!
I hope you are having a good weekend and that all you received from the storms was a soaking rain.