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 think the Republican party is venal and ignorant and I fear we all bear the costs. I am ready for the Democrats to control Congress. I like to read (I just finished Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer,), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… birdsong in the morning, the neighborhood woodpecker, cheerful pennants, days warm enough to sit on the front porch, soft sheets, floral skirts, the sky at dawn, peach blossoms, shiny toenails, blue skies, dogwood flowers, azalea blooms, my new rhododendron, ponytails, peepers, my fairy garden, the fresh smell of spring rain, a walk at Colonial Park, Spring recipes, party planning, and sleep after a good workout.