It’s The Little Things

It’s the little things that sometimes grab your attention when you’re not really looking. This morning as I enjoyed a coffee on a mostly sunny balcony, little things that pleased me were all around. Such as this teeny little chard plant that is trying so hard to grow, not knowing that Jack Frost will probably soon give a nasty shock.


And this pea-sized tomato, a Better Boy that just won’t quit.


And there are dozens of small blooms, all determined to have their time in the sun. A blue Calibrachoa…


A red Calibrachoa, just opening its star shaped bud…


This spent bloom of a blue verbena looks so peaceful, floating on a bit of rain water.


And finally, a bloom on my peach verbena basket. It seems determined to thrive, despite the shrivelling leaves around it. Might there be a message there?


So, just when you think things are finished for this garden season, take a look around and you might be surprised at all the little things that are still stubbornly determined to prosper.


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

11 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things”

  1. It really does amaze me at the stubborness of nature. I love it.
    A yellowjacket in the house this morning, a petunia growing in a crack in our sidewalk. Just a few. I like this format on your blog. It is easy to use.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  2. How very pretty – the complete combination of the new, revised look of your blog and the beautiful post you created. We can still anticipate finding delightful surprises! :-) Happy Fall.

  3. Hi, just drop by from Blotanical to visit your lovely blog & post.

    Your garden is so lovely. wished I had a tomato plant that doesn’t quit.

    Would love to hear your comment about my garden and thoughts from you.
    Happy Blogging

  4. Nancy,
    I love your new template. I think photos look lovely (especially wonderful ones like yours) on a dark background.

    And this post was especially apt. There are so many small things to notice.

  5. Such a nice perspective on the coming of fall. More of a thankful gesture for all the things that still continue giving in our garden. Nice.

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