Late April Investigations of the Micro

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3 Permalink 0

Spring, which so recently seemed stalled, is barreling forward with alarming speed. I can barely seem to keep the weeds at bay, much less organize the beds. It’s like this every year: It seems like it’s too early to shape the beds and move the plants around, and then suddenly it’s already too late, as the season is in full swing! You might as well enjoy the ride and let things grow where they are thriving.

Also of note, the new camera discovers insects so small that they escape notice with the naked eye. The garden is full of life this time of year, evidently, but in fact much fuller than we imagine. Whole communities can exist in the bowl of a new peony. This is a thrilling discovery for me, and I will pursue it with gusto at the highest magnification setting!