Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s been a very long time since I slept under the stars, but we did on July 4th and here was our gorgeous view! We watched the fireworks of as many towns as we could and that was quite a few ….

It really is true that as soon as the 4th is over, the summer really starts to fly by. The gardens are full and it’s a good thing we both enjoy weeding. We’ve got lots of herbs, zucchini, chard, cucumbers and tomatoes. The squash are coming along too as is the eggplant… that’s right, so far just one, and we’re rooting it on! Oh and flowers…. many many flowers xoxo

Boiled zucchini, steamed zucchini, zucchini patties, baked stuffed zucchini and I’ve made the first loaf of chocolate zucchini bread! Gotta say, with the price of organic food, it’s such a joy to go in the backyard and pick dinner… not to mention the gratification of enjoying our efforts. And did I mention raspberries? We’ve been picking a lot of those too πŸ™‚

 

It’s been hot so my wool is on leave and I’ve been working on smaller crochet projects. That said, at knit group today I worked on Jeff’s sweater but it’s hot again this afternoon so it’s back to off and on with wool. Can’t stay away for too long though πŸ˜‰

In September my younger son, Woody, is getting married so things are getting busy. Lots going on for us too, it is a sweet summer! Spending time with Foster is so much fun, he’s talking and is so animated, bright and sweet sweet sweet. For me it’s vital that we spend time outside. At 21 months he can swipe a phone… which is the way of it, yet all the more reason to expose him to the wonders of nature. Throughout my life, nature was very much apart of where balance came from. In my adult years and while raising my boys, that connection to nature remained a constant… and I’m still outside a great deal. Creating a sense of wonder in young ones will remain with them a lifetime. My naturopath asks me twice a year: “Do you, on a daily basis, spend time being in and touching nature?” Β Yes, yes and yes πŸ˜‰

I see the fascination and wonder in Foster at such an early age…. of trees, bird’s nests and snails, all in his backyard. Nature is indeed ticking along in its infinite wisdom everyday, right outside our doors, and sharing it with him, as my parents did with me, is a delight beyond measure.

Okay I’m back to work. Thanks as always for checking in, take the best of care and knit on! Oh…. and enjoy the scrummy peaches xoxoxo

 

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. Eckhart Tolle