Are you tired? Need a rest?
The sturdy pink pom pom of a late summer zinnia is the perfect landing spot for tired flitterers and flutterers. On a sunny afternoon, it served as a way station for butterflies, hummingbirds, and the occasional tired bee, heavy with pollen from the nearby amethyst caryopteris blooms.
It's a good place. A quiet place to sit and watch. A place of safety if you are small.
And it tastes good too. There are so many nearby flowers full of late season nectar. But this pink zinnia is refreshing and it's right here, so why not?
This is good stuff too, but it does requite some work.
Sometimes you just have to find a flat sturdy place and take a load off.
I did not take these pictures. Jim snapped them while I was napping on the porch, resting in my own place of safety, vaguely aware of the camera clicking outside as I dozed.
Tomorrow is the first of the month, and that usually means I post a "gardening oops" along with Joene, but this time, nah. There's too much summer still going on out there and I have many more naps to take. I have mistakes to tell you about, but they'll wait.
Have a safe Labor Day weekend.