What I like best about reading in the garden is being distracted by everything around me.
After initially startling all of the wildlife, they get used to having me around. This quiet reader, whose only movement is an occasional turning of the page.
So, everyone returns, and I find my gaze moving from the page to the world around me.
It’s time to put the book down and look around.
Hello there, wild rabbit who eats my plants.
A lovely rose, with its sweet, delicate scent.
The adorably annoying chipmunk who visits the bird feeder, stuffing his little cheeks with seed as quickly as he can.
The lilies trumpeting the arrival of summer.
And this lovely couple who kept me company for a long time.
I must say, I do admire her coiffure, don’t you?