New nature wonders seen from the patio on Saturday evening were the annual flying ant & seagull show. We see this only one day at year when all the flying queen & drone ants appear to take flight to the waiting, hungry seagulls. I am SO amazed at how many ants there are.
|flying ants covering the Dragon's Bile sedum|
Gorging on the ants, the seagulls then become drunk or high on the sweet acid of the ants. It takes hours for all the ants to appear but less than an hour for the ants to dispatch & then the swooping, diving seagulls are around for about 1-2 hours. Ah nature.
Also new nature news from the patio, it is this time of the year that the plain hostas start blooming. Their tall flower stocks have pure white flowers that the hummingbirds adore as I do. To me, the flowers smell like gardenias & it is for this reason that I grow this type of hosta. The scent seems to release as the sun sets & if there is a slight breeze the scent wafts over the patio - quite divine.
I grow two clumps of this particular hosta, one near the patio & one near the circle patio at the end of the garden.
|Plantain Hosta in flower|
And continuing on with the natural wonders,
|Sweet Lass Cherry Tomatoes|
And my last new is that I am feeling total disgust with the behaviour of F1 fans; what is with the booing of the podium finishers. This has happened at quite a few of the races this year. It is rude & quite un-sportsperson like. I do not like it.
Wishing everyone a fantastic week ahead, one that abounds with joy & wonderment.
My thought for the week: At some point you gotta let go & sit still & allow contentment to come to you. Elizabeth Gilbert