|Can you see which are real bees and which the mock bees that decorate the flowers?|
a little toothful of sustenance
and the spiritual reality of the
so as to protect readers of a nervous disposition.
Often enough when people exclaim how lovely our garden is,
I demure ,
seeing only what needs to be done,
or in my minds eye how it should look,
or will look,
when my plans for it are only worked out a bit better.
Now, when I'm not yet strong enough to entertain my plans
even as a mental exercise,
and when I've had even this small break from it,
I see it with fresh eyes.
I wonder how often we are so busy planning
how we can improve things,
and we miss the beauty of what is already here.
P.S. I'd love to know. Do you call broad beans something else where you come from?