Thursday, June 30, 2016


Driving to the grocery store in our little town gave me a quick view of the impact the last few nights of rain has had on the countryside. The corn, which was barely out of the ground, is now a foot and a half, or even two, feet high. A miracle. A small seed was planted into the ground a month ago and with only sun, a tiny bit of rain, and whatever nutrition it can get from the nutrient depleted soil, it is now a thriving plant. Think about it - everything we eat comes down to those three things. In a way it is like a small, slow, big bang.

Since the switch from Spring to Summer, we have had some glorious weather. Today, after bathing the dogs and other housekeeping chores, I have been relaxing on the swing. I've been in the pool. Last year and the year before, I wondered if we should just skip the pool. We weren't home often to enjoy it and Carm does spend a certain amount of time maintaining it. It is clear to me now what a mistake that would be. Summer is too short to not eek every last minute of enjoyment we can.

Slipping into the cool, blue water is heavenly.

"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
~Maud Hart Lovelace