Life in gardens: delicately

Aileen Parker, by John Boyd, 1920s, Library and Archives Canada“Aileen Parker watering a garden with a hose, Toronto, Ontario,” June 26, 1920, by John Boyd, via Library and Archives Canada on flickr (used under CC license).

. . . To love,
this song of water,
the insects work their garden long into the sun,
and the apples, still far away,
dream October.

— Richard Barnes, from “Watering the Lawn