Almost (but not quite) time by francoise

Almost (but not quite) time

Their blooming time is coming soon. Some buds, though not in this picture, already have red showing. While Liam and I finished turning the vegetable beds today, we were talking about the labor involved in growing vegetables. It’s actually fairly minimal. In the spring there’s an intense time getting things planted and in the ground, but it’s actually pretty short. After that, the only labor consists mostly of waiting for something to happen. And, let’s not forget, watching to see if anything is needed. If you’re not watching, the garden could get choked with weeds or dry out or fall over or – most likely result of not watching – the most edible moments will pass you by and the vegetables will rot in place, or grow too big and woody. You have to notice what’s going on.
In our digging, Liam found some cut worms which he tossed over the chickens. The rooster looked at the fat ugly white worm and started clucking the way a hen sometimes does after laying an egg. His clucking summoned a chicken who ran up out of the hen house and instantly gobbled up the worm. She got the next three as well.
Great shot with nice focus
May 17th, 2017  
Not much longer and they will be bloom like crazy :)
May 17th, 2017  
Delicate beauty with the promise of future delight
May 17th, 2017  
anticapation
May 17th, 2017  
So exciting! Love the anticipation of new flowers!
May 17th, 2017  
Superb photography, lovely subject. I bet those roses will deserve a few more pictures.
May 17th, 2017  
Ah, The circle of life! How very astute of you to recognize gardening is all about waiting and watching. This is a beautiful picture of your budding roses with great detail
May 18th, 2017  
beautiful softness, light and DOF ...fav
May 18th, 2017  
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Elemental - the subtle gorgeousness of spring -
May 18th, 2017  
The clucking might not benefit the clucker but as a signal to others this kind of behaviour would have been essential to its wild ancestors. It maximises the potential for survival of the group, hence the species. Humans have difficulty with this idea and seem unwilling to apply it to themselves! Beautiful shot BTW! Fav
May 20th, 2017  
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