This summer I've added a shade basket to my back yard.
Early in spring there is no shade at all ..
but when the tulip tree has fully let out its leaves. .
there is an abundance of shade.
Little perfect airtight buds. .
that pop when you squish them.
This discovery was new to me when I had to prune off one branch that was damaged.
I stepped on a bud that still had life left.
As tempting as it is to share this delight with the grands. .
I am going to practice keeping the secret ..
lest it become a game.
all for now. .