Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
- A dead fish
- A bird eating a dragon fly
- A funeral procession
- The bright orange flash of an oriole's wings
- Wildflowers bursting open
- The delight of my son watching a waterfall
These days are few and fleeting. Temperate and sunny. Unstructured and leisurely. Filled with the sweet sound of first-formed sentences. Lessons in being and how a moment's being slips away into memory. I want to hold each day in my hand, love it, and, without regret, let it go.
Monday, May 24, 2010
This morning I woke up and it had turned from May to July overnight. I went out into the sultry dawn and took some pictures of the equally sultry flowers blooming about the house before getting ready for work. I dressed in this wonderful theory blouse that I scored for $20 at a consignment store. My true love told me that I hit it out of the park with my outfit, that I looked like the iris in our front yard. I had my annual performance review at work and felt like a rock star. Color today purple!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
2. Garden expansion continued. Hostas split and other plants transplanted to the space near the new butterfly garden to continue transforming the grassy area off the sidewalk in front of our house. Progress made toward eliminating areas that need to be mowed and letting the wild in.
3. Read "The Napping House" by Audrey & Don Wood approximately four hundred times.
4. My picky eater tried miso soup, sushi, edamame and seafood tempura and enjoyed some of everything.
5. Listened to Charlie sing - The Alphabet Song, Happy Birthday, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and the Itsy Bitsy Spider. He also sings along with his (and our whole family's) favorite dvd, "Here Come the ABC's" by They Might Be Giants.
6. Enjoyed my new favorite summer drink - rum, lemonade, soda water, frozen blackberries, and mint.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I remembered that I married a man who can find four leaf clovers. Good thing. I can always use a little luck.
I planted a butterfly garden full of native plants:
- Wild Bergamot
- Purple coneflower
- Sky blue Aster
- Brown Eyed Susan
- Hoary Vervain
- Early Sunflower