Homestead Photojournal: 6.20.21
June on the homestead is not all about work. Certainly there is an abundance of work to be done--more that we will ever accomplish in the time given to us each day. But not every plant grown on our land is for food. Some are grown for their benefit to pollinators. Some grow wild, with no assistance from us. And some are for the pure pleasure of the color they bring to the landscape. The roses that line the walkway and catch the morning sun in the front yard, the clematis that twine their way up the windmill, the berries and herbs with their delicate blooms, the geraniums and bluebells, penstemon and coreopsis, daylilies, lavender, and irises--each one is worthwhile simply because it is beautiful. Beauty has intrinsic value.