|Wasp checking out fruit|
|Fly making holes and munching|
In our brief visit--we returned later to pick--we also spotted at least two other kinds of flies--one a tiny shiny golden-green gem, the other a racy fellow with striped wings. This last kind apparently used the cherries as a trysting place as we noted several pairs in close embrace.
How often do we take the time to stop, look, and listen to nature in action? After this encounter, I've vowed to pay more attention to the details I've been too busy to observe and to spend quiet time just soaking up the amazing variety of life around me.
When we returned, we quickly picked enough cherries for three tarts and I must say, the resulting dessert is fabulous. With enough cherries in the freezer for two more tarts, I'll remember the thriving life that shared the tree when, in the dead of winter, I take a tangy-sweet bite of another marvelous tart.