There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Whew! It's summer out here JOTOLR. Summer at full throttle. We're living at warp speed...well....you can only do things so fast on a farm! Picking, canning, drying, cheesemaking, milking, weeding, fall planting--it's a huff 'n puff whirlwind out here. No time for slackers! Yesterday began like this:
The brief downpour was welcome. And we milked Marigold under the new metal roof and stall, staying dry, enjoying the musical drumbeat of droplets overhead.
But then, I went to pick plums and had an argument with a wasp that protested my intrusion and quibbled about parting with some of the succulent orbs on the tree . It stung me on the nose. Painful as it was, I was more indignant about its attitude than I was disturbed by the ouch!
On the way back to the house with a dishpan full of beautiful plums destined immediately for jars, I found this lovely butterfly, albeit no longer living. I don't usually photograph dead insects, but in this case, it gave me an opportunity to explore its glistening splendor.
Finally, another shower visited us right before sundown, followed by the goodnight kiss of a rainbow!