Things Laura saw:
In the garden.
In the side yard, on the way to the compost pile.
Things I saw:
I cannot remember the last lady bug;
Possibly fifteen or twenty years ago.
They have been replaced by those nasty, non-indigenous
yellow Asian beetles.
But there she was, on a plant we cannot identify, yet,
that we rescued and replanted last spring.
A blossom on the rosemary.
In the middle of October.
A moth on the garage wall.
A dragon fly, hoping to warm its wings enough to fly.
Not like the one I chased around the garden last summer
and couldn't catch.
A wooly bear caterpillar. To the light, grasshopper, to the light!
Probably more interested in getting under the leaves.
We had several dead branches cut from the oak tree.
A piece of lichen on a piece of bark
knocked from a falling branch.
Library patrons look and smile as I take these sidewalk pictures.
There are oak leaves and there are dyed images of oak leaves.