Here’s that new week for us to enjoy! It is another hot one in Mississippi and it was already sultry and heavy when I went out before 8 to feed the hillside zoo. Fortunately, these little guys and gals were fending for themselves. When the magnolia first starts to open (see photos below) it only opens part way. At night, the bloom will close back up again, trapping any insects inside. Next morning as it opens back, the insects fly off to pollinate a different flower. Pretty amazing if you ask me!
The pink oxalis are almost gone, as are the magnolias, but the butterfly plant is beginning to bud and bloom, and will provide color and nectar for the summer months.
Fueled up with steel-cut oats and blueberries, I am enjoying my cup of Rakkasan’s Ella Gap Oolong before zipping off to the grocery store. The June Challenge is underway.
Today and every day is a good day to do something good for someone, or lots of someones, or the earth. Try an Act of Restorative Kindness (the ARK). It is good for humans and good for the ecosystem.