A few things have happened ahead of schedule, while some things are in wait-and-see mode. As for me, I'm trying to turn off the parts of my brain that have a lot of practice thinking up things to worry about. Toward the end of the day yesterday, I realized I hadn't taken a single picture of anything for today's post. That always prompts me to take a walk around the house, where there's always some good blog fodder.
Let's just start with the echinacea that are having their moment as stars of the garden. The bees are loving it. As I paused here to take their pictures, I noticed how the bees will mostly just sit on the centers of the flowers, as if in a trance. They seem quiet and relaxed, and so I'm going to think about their calm stillness when my brain starts ginning up things to rile me.