Looking on the bright side of beheaded flowers: It wasn't a dog... it wasn't insects...

By Maggie Trout | Aug 30, 2014
Photo by: Trout Always look on the right side of life

I had longed to have zinnias growing again, and had planted the seeds thinking they were in for a real challenge.  But they grew.  A piddley patch, but they recently bloomed and brought joy with them, for me, and for anyone seeing them.   In the past 24 hours, 7 of 9 were beheaded.  Trying to look at the bright side:  it wasn't a dog... it wasn't insects.  Should I cut the remaining flowers, rather than enjoying the longer life they have in the ground, and  having them there for people passing by to enjoy?   They would have been left to seed up and, with any luck,  regrow for years to come for everyone's enjoyment.   It had to be insects - some type of cutworm.  And on the bright side - they grew.  I saw them.  I really "saw" them.  When you truly see something, or someone, there can be no permanent loss.  And you can keep planting seeds.



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