Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Friday, August 6, 2010

More Garden Pests, and Goldfinch Update

This is one of my new babies! Isn't she cute? I'm so excited that she's finally here!

This is the mean, nasty beetle who's bent on keeping me from seeing any more little baby squash. It's eating around the base of the blossoms. One more thing to research. I only saw two of them, and I removed them right away. Wouldn't it be nice if that's all there were?

Here are the goldfinch nestlings 2 days ago.

And here they are today! I think any time now they'll be gone. How sad! They've been such good company for me while I hang clothes. It only takes about 8 days for the hatchlings to become fledglings! That's pretty quick growing up!


  1. That's a cucumber beetle! There are spotted and striped ones (I have both LOL)... and I doubt he's alone out there, sorry! What kind of baby is it? Pumpkin? Squash? Very cute!

    Love the birds!

  2. A pox on those nasty beetles!!

  3. It's a squash, but I don't know what kind. I got it from a friend who told me it was an heirloom squash. I keep forgetting to ask her what kind it is.

    A pox...yeah, for sure! There is going to be one. Random squishing!

  4. Those stinky beetles. ARgh! Awww, the goldfinches are awfully cute. So sweet.