This guy was pacing up and down that stem. I wonder what he was waiting for. Perhaps he was looking for a girlfriend. These two sweethearts made a connection.... This is my Bryonia dioica--a new plant in my garden. He has not yet really begun to seriously grow and is already blooming quite a bit. I forgot to post this close-up of the Kapucijner pea flower. The Kapucijners are doing really well this year, probably because of the general coolness of the weather and I have been keeping them watered a bit extra. I was plucking extra plums off in preparation of the June drop. I was looking from plumlets with the tell-tale black spot. The small black spot is where a worm entered the plum, so they can be removed now. The plum tree will drop tens of fruits off as a part of their normal thinning of procedure...I always help out though as I would like to get some plums that are a little bit large, not fruits smaller than a golf ball. Here you can see the miscreant half way in.....or out--however you see it. And finally this strawb with just the first, faint blush. Nature's perfection, I never tire of.