I spent a few minutes in the garden this morning – smelling the roses. Actually, we don’t have any roses but I wanted to get a couple of shots of the flowers on the Gardenia. By the grace of God, this beautiful plant has survived four summers and has given it’s best bloom this spring. I wasn’t taking the shots for the blog. They’re for my garden log-book and are therefore less artistic and more practical.
I’m writing this post to share, as you can see, a different set of image. It’s hard to spend any amount of time in a garden, this time of the year, without finding a special something. It’s an almost certain investment if you look hard enough. For me, my reward was this curious insect.
The photo below is when I first noticed it. It just hovered there almost watching over me – probably wondering what on earth I was doing. I took the photo with the assumption that it would be my first and last chance. Little did I know it would go on posing for me a little more, to which I happily obliged. It was the most wonderful start to a very long day at work.