The garden is in full bloom these days, filled with lush green plants doing their thing.
I'm having my greatest success with cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.
And the zinnias, of course. Each week I pick a new bouquet to enjoy for the week.
Though we are still two weeks from the arrival of students, school meetings start this week. I can feel the summer fading away as schoolwork rises to the forefront of my concerns. But I am determined to drag out the pleasures of the season. So I take a walk through the garden each morning, breathing in the sights and the smells of summer.
I am determined to fight for good in 2018. First up: It’s time for Donald Trump to go. I like to read (I just finished Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor was Divine), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… my big stack of books-to-be-read, garden catalogs, planning history projects for 7th graders, hand-written notes, fresh calendars, soft winter scarves, polka dots, glimmers of hope, laughter, playing card games, morning sunlight, fleece gloves, Winter walks, magnolia trees, ivy, amaryllis bulbs, cozy throw blankets, HGTV, and the deep sleep I get after a good workout.