I suppose there are many who have been waiting for something to happen in this month of June - it is traditionally a month were "things happen".
Things such as Graduations - many many high school and college students have been waiting for this month for years and years - I wish them all well in with their futures whatever path they have chosen in life.
June is "THE" month to be a bride... I imagine there are many "June brides" who have been waiting for this month with excitement the likes of which they may never feel in their lives again. I wish them all happy futures - may they have happy marriages and wonderful lives with the men they have chosen as their life partners.
While I can certainly be happy for these exciting June events, for me the waiting is a bit more basic.
When I start to think about what I might be waiting for - I believe my wait is for more elemental occurrences. Like - lettuce to be ready to eat - tomatoes on the vine, fruit to pick, beans to snap, potatoes to dig, and although I might get lucky with the lettuce, the rest will have to wait for another month.
I am however, enjoying the ever changing rotation of blossoms in my yard. It seems just when I think I cannot possibly be more wowed by the loveliness of a particular flower, a new one unfolds, and wows me anew.
I cannot take credit for the placement nor the variety of much that is growing in my yard - someone long before me planted many of the species that grow here. I don't know if they had a plan, or a favourite plant; I don't know where they got their plants from - but I do know that much of what is growing in my flower beds this year, is considered a wild flower by the experts.
That in itself is exciting to me - I was starting to introduce wild varieties into my garden in the city - but they were not responding with nearly the gusto that they show here. Might be they feel at home in the country?
When we moved here last July, I had a visual quite different than the one I see now. Last year I missed the months of May and June - with it the spring varieties that live in the soil on my property. This year I have seen it all -
Or have I? Perhaps this is what I wait for after all...
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Remember the flocks and daisies of a few weeks ago? Well the flocks are done now to be replaced with these beautiful Mullein Pinks...
Both the daisies and the pinks are a wildflower variety...
And one variety of Roses that are growing on the south side of my house... aren't they beautiful?