The garden this summer is full of busy bees, humming with concentration around the Russian Sage and sedums. I wonder how the smoky tang of the sage will make the honey taste differently. Little bits of Learning Garden, hiding in tablespoons of Okanagan honey.
The area is becoming quite the oasis, as more and more development surrounds on all sides. Ducks and sparrows work diligently, performing pond rituals and other important bird things. They squawk and chirp loudly while I am weeding or watering, and I know their tales are true.
Pines and ground squirrels, we all have our work to do. The hornets that are living in the greenhouse are the most diligent of the lot of us. As calm and serene as the Learning Garden seems at first, it swells with the busy purpose of summer.