I took the day off from work Wednesday. I was in need of a mental health day. With several hours all to myself, I went for a walk around the library. I always try to get out there at this time of year to see the wild roses. In my memory, the wild roses spread across the woods like sweet-smelling snowbanks in June. Sadly, the trail managers have cut the roses back in some areas, but there are still a few places where they grow densely, if not quite “snowbank” dense.
I wish you could experience how they perfume the woods. Look at this close-up and try to imagine the smell of roses.
I was sad earlier this year when the bumblebees didn’t show up to pollinate the violets. I am happy to say, though, that I have seen an abundance of other insect life this year, including some other potential pollinators, like this one.
And check out this handsome fellow.
And if that weren’t enough buggy goodness, my husband showed me the most interesting beetle when I got home.