The lantana grew unruly over the last few weeks of summer. Sunshine-colored blossoms and long-armed branches of spiky leaves choked out the amaryllis and were on the verge of a hostile take-over of the garden.
The gardener arrived, pruners in hand, and set to work.
Halfway through the trimming session, a single swallowtail butterfly, delicate yet hardy survivor of the previous night’s chill, floated into sight and landed atop one of the few remaining blossoms.
Lantana-taming came to a halt. The pruners went back in the tool caddy.
Do you sometimes forget how your actions impact the well-being of others?