Was on the road for over a week, into last week.
NYC ⏩️ Cuyahoga Falls ⏯️ Chicago ⏩️ Indianapolis ⏩️ Pittsburgh ⏩️ NYC
Still processing the adventure. A bit of family heaviness preceded, too. Hung over the quiet parts.
Today I saw a female leafcutter bee in my Brooklyn backyard carrying a leaf back to the underground lair she’s building in the soil between two of our garden’s bluestones.
Leafcutter females are solitary bees, bow to no queen, are docile to humans (unless handled), and make wonderful pollinators. Her unexpected appearance in this broken-hearted city made my day.