While I was gone, the blueberries' ovaries began to swell, promising future sweetness for my morning cereal. The bees are still frantically working the bushes, as the number of fresh blossoms dwindle. It looks to be a good blueberry year with even my yearling bushes blossoming.
While I was gone, the bunch muscadine grapevine (UF variety "SweetHome") unfolded fresh tendrils and leaves of pink and green. These were met by the aphids and their ant cowboys. The ants have been working pretty hard milking honey dew and managing their tiny cattle. Apparently aphids stand on their heads to drink sap, something I had never noticed before the picture above. Just one more thing my garden has taught me.