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Small orange and yellow honey suckles decorate my fence. I love the sweet taste and smell of the nectar. I enjoy walking the fence line watching the honeysuckles glow in the evening light. My time alone with nature is peaceful and it makes me happy.

Written by Megan, photos below by her mom Shona; read more on Shona’s blog at Towhead Adventures.

megan extracting the honeysuckle nectar

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Reader Comments (8)

Oh, I have planted honeysuckles for the sole purpose of letting the girls do this. It's the first edible harvest in the spring (besides dandelion dreens) and they drink it up like eager little hummingbirds. :)

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKyrie

Oh, this looks fabulous! We have plenty of honeysuckle growing and the smell alone... Yum!
Beautiful photography! I look forward to reading more of your links!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog : )

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergardenmama

"My time alone with nature is peaceful and it makes me happy."

This is so lovely... Thanks so much for sharing her moment!
It does bring back memories of my own peaceful moments in nature as a girl!

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

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Thanks for the lovely blog,

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEverly Pleasant

Beautiful girl, beautiful words, and beautiful pics! I love honeysuckle....the taste, the smell, the perfect drop of nectar. A sure sign of summer.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

kyrie :^) just like finding four-leaf clovers — such a classic, simple pleasure of summer! :^)

gardenmama, thank you! we have it growing all along the edge of our property, too, and the smell is so delicious. :^)

dawn, me too :^)

everly pleasant, thank you so much! :^)

lucia, agree on all counts! :^)

June 10, 2009 | Registered CommenterLori

I like the romantic 19th century vibe. Nature and beauty are such a lovely theme.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlis

mm, me too — i love shona’s photographs! :^)

June 12, 2009 | Registered CommenterLori

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