June 2017: Ready for Some Time Off From the Nonsense
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Green, Green Grass
Normally, August’s heat results in lawn that looks parched. Mowing slows down to once every two weeks. This summer, we had a period of dry heat in late June. August has determined to make up for that and though it’s been hot, that heat has been accompanied by otherworldly humidity and frequent drenching rainstorms. The grass isn’t parched; it’s thick and damp. The mower is earning its keep this August.
I long for a few days free from Trump’s persistent diminution of our nation. Anxiety for our future is taking its toll. I like to read (I just finished an old favorite, Miss Read’s Winter in Thrush Green ), garden, cook, and talk.
I love….time to be outside, lengthening days, cats in the windowsill, flip flop weather, tiny peaches on my peach tree, fresh sheets on the bed, soft quilts, time off, my garden, completed chores, red sandals, blue skirts, fresh pedicures, outdoor lights, double begonias, my stack of summer books, the new chairs on the back deck, my fairy garden, and days with time enough to work out.