The Daily Bucket–Pretty

A single water bead, as pretty as a jewel, perhaps a moonstone. Now it’s your turn. You’ve been reading The Daily Bucket, a nature refuge. We amicably discuss frogs, animals, weather, climate, soil, plants, waters,  and life’s patterns.  Phenology is how we take earth’s pulse. We discuss what we see in each Bucket. We value…

The Daily Bucket–Will a small Buddha sit on the Lotus leaf?

On the Winter Solstice eight weeks ago, I planted five 15-year-old lotus seeds.  They rapidly germinated and sprouted, filling a small aquarium.  Now they are producing lovely circular leaves.  In a couple of months I’ll move them outside. From eight days ago.  The uncurling leaf in this picture has since opened and died, to be…