This first time I met Lucy Pittman
our town was having a backyard garden tour and in my job
I was in charge of it.
I went to meet her and see her garden
she was wearing an old straw hat and some denim coveralls
as she walked up to meet me
I noticed she had a butterfly on her pant leg
and I knew right then
I wanted to be just like her
In many ways
I already was
if you would have told me in 1975 that my greatest accomplishment in life
would be to lure wild bees to my backyard
and carry a 4.0 in an online herb class...
I would have probably said
"hmmmm....I can see that"
what I didn't see coming,
was Mr. PV-- and I imagine he would agree
here he is on his Sunday grinding 90 year old rock in the shape of
our brass wildlife habitat sign
he wanted it to be just right like it had been there all these years
and then he went to grab the camera to prove why we deserve to have this sign on our property
a pair of owls watch from above...we are hoping they are a new couple--
they are happy we hope that
the old catawaba tree has come back to life,
but the dead parts house a nest of fledglings
I saw a blue bird day before yesterday, but someone beat him home!
The early bird gets the nest, so they say!
come on hummingbirds...we're ready for you!
Mr. PV...I thank you for catching me a butterfly
to wear it on my finger for a moment
before I put it in the butterfly house
Just living is not enough
said the butterfly
one must have sunshine
and a little flower
Hans Christian Anderson