Wasp Moon #1, posted to Small Stones 1 June
small paper umbrella
six yellow wasps
to the underside…
I shake the tree while watering
one wasp flies away
not yet ready
stretch wings toward
I first posted my Wasp Moon photos and small stone on June 1, on the Facebook group Small Stones-Writing Our Way Home. I have watered that persimmon tree almost daily over the summer, and only recently noticed that the wasps have never left. Instead, they have continued to enlarge the nest, one tiny mouthful of slowly masticated bark at a time.
I wonder, without winter’s frosts, would this nest be continually expanded for years? What wonderful mysteries there are in my yard, too frequently unnoticed! When will young wasps emerge from the eggs sealed in those paper cells? I hope I can be more mindful to look at what is happening each day in my little tree!
Wasp Moon #2, written 7 August 2013:
I thought hatchlings
were adults slowly enlarging
I’m learning that mindfulness is about noticing small changes (or sometimes, lack of change) in the same things previously noticed. Even my aging, fatigue-challenged self craves the excitement of new experiences. Even my Nature-connected, science-trained, slow-moving self gets lost in my own vatta-predominanat [air-]head and forgets to notice the small miracles and mysteries that abound in my small world.
Summation Stone for the Wasp Moons cairn:
[for] eyes to see….
May I use them
via Nature Wisdom Journey » Blog http://naturewisdomjourney.com/2013/08/21/wasp-moons/