But I needed to snap a photo of one of the baby daylilies in bloom and it looked like it might start raining again any second so I went ahead to the spot and clicked before going inside for a quick ice compress of a bag of frozen peas. I learned some time ago that ice on a sting of any kind, immediately applied, will lessen the swelling, redness and pain.
There are squirrels and others, who will remain unnamed, Kitty, who love nothing better than digging in newly cultivated earth. Heartbreak after heartbreak of newly sown seeds ruined by this sort of behavior has led to draconian measures, like hardware cloth, chicken wire and steel reinforcing cages.
It must have felt threatened when I moved my hand, for I have had them land on me before to get a little drink or just take a rest. I should have been very still instead of charging ahead to capture that blooming daylily. It was my fault.
Gardens are for sharing. One never knows who else might be making the Fairegarden their home.