My favorite way to spend weekend mornings lately is in the garden, where I have developed a lovely simpatico relationship with the bees that flit about the squash blossoms and flowers. It's a very satisfying feeling to know that they aren't troubled by me and that I don't fear them (I am baffled by people who swat at honeybees as though they are aggressive and determined to sting).
Judging by the numerous vegetables forming in the garden; the bees are doing good work. I am especially thrilled with the way my butternut squash plants are training over the trellis; it's so pretty!
And, since butternut is my very favorite squash, I am excited to see the baby squashes forming. I see butternut squash soup in my future.
The flowers in the garden aren't quite ready to cut yet, but, they add a lot of really pretty color to the garden, including the sunflowers, although, they were supposed to be pink. That's right, pink. I ordered the seeds from a specialty catalog and, the package clearly stated that they were pink. Did they turn out pink? No, no they did not.