Jeana Kimballs Foxglove Cottage


Gathering Nectar



Relaxation, and a sense of "all is well," accompanies the familiar sound of bees and humming birds at work. A quote from Miss Read's book, Farther Afield, summarizes the way many of us feel when we hear the familiar hum on a lazy summer afternoon:

"Near to slumber I basked in my complacency. The teapot cooled, the cat purred, and a bumblebee meandered mumurously up and down the lavender hedge outside." In a plentiful wreath of sweet peas and trumpet creeper, the inhabitants of this design should be well pleased with their prospects for sweet nectar.