Most likely, this will be my last shot of our backyard Ox-eye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare). I may find others in different locations, but our yard flowers came early and are almost spent. Black-eyed Susans should be showing up soon to take their place. Another wild native that invited itself into our yard with no invitation and we are happy to have them.
Some folks wish certain pleasures in life would last forever…or at least much longer than they do. But the shortness of the experience is part of what makes it special. The anticipation is part of what makes life enjoyable and the passing only natural and made bearable by the knowledge that with the earth’s spinning that experience will return. In our case, the longevity and memory of human lives makes up, to some degree, for our loved ones not returning. And true also for our pets.