Today has been a tougher day to be grateful, as my allergies are tearing me up. But the garden still has gifts to offer, starting with a white crab spider. (I assume that’s what it is. Remember, I’m an amateur.) The spider is sitting on an okra leaf; and although I certainly felt grateful to have the opportunity to take this picture, the spider was looking none too pleased, threatening me with two sets of front legs. So I moved on, not wanting to cause this arachnid undue distress.
To my delight, I discovered that my Armenian cucumbers finally have some female blossoms! I’ve been waiting at least three weeks, with the plants covered in blooms but stubbornly producing only males. At long last! I may get to find out what an Armenian cucumber tastes like after all.
And the last item on our gratitude list today is a Texas Yellow Star. This plant has been blooming prolifically in the wildflower garden for a month; my gratitude comes from finally being able to identify it. It’s nice to be able to get a sense of accomplishment from such small things.