After the summer's heat and drought, the month of September ended on a very wet note. Yesterday, there were nearly three inches of rain in my neighborhood. More is forecast for today. The backyard lawn is growing like it's spring. And my fruit trees are still dark green.
I know that the swampy warmth and rain won't last forever. In fact, a close look reveals the start of fall color on the fruit trees. Soon enough the cold mornings will linger and the trees will shed their leaves. But for as long as it lasts, I'll enjoy the lush green of my backyard.
Just when I think Donald Trump can’t be more disgraceful, he manages to be worse. Living in hope is a challenge with this government in charge and yet I will persist. I like to read (I just finished Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… fireflies at twilight, lanterns with tiny lights, my freshened front porch, laughter, air conditioning, visits to my fairy garden, tomato blooms, flower bouquets, tiny zinnia flowers, antique Mason jars, striped t-shirts, iced tea, summer’s relaxation, a pile of books to be read, chambray napkins, supper on the back deck, sleeping in, birds chirping, backyard bunnies, cutting the grass, and the sweaty feel of a good workout.