After the heat came the rain and everything sighed, expanded, fluffed out a feather and a flower and grew exponentially!
The sun had turned everything to sugar and we picked masses of raspberries, sticky red currents and black currents as perfect as jewels.
I was drying a tray of rain washed berries before freezing them for the winter, when I opened my moth trap and found another new species for the life list. This extravagant creature is a scarlet tiger and she sat momentarily on my hand above the fruit.
There are so many new creatures to be found in every patch and scrap of world. I listened to a wonderful radio show on the almost indestructible tardigrade , that lives in moss and volcanoes and between the plates of barnacle shells.
I had never heard of them, but now I regard the rain plumped moss of my path with renewed respect, knowing that it is home to such an extraordinary expression of life.