“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Welcome Summer 2018. You’ve been missed. Spring was grand but nothing speaks of the joys of childhood better than you, my dear, sweet, lovely Summer.
While you’ve been gone a lot has happened on my little corner of the Concord River. I won’t bore you with the details of Autumn…Yes, she was beautiful, as always, wearing her reds and golds, but she passed by too quickly. Winter, hmm, well you see, to put it mildly, Winter was a pain in the ass. He just refused to move on and give Spring a chance.
Eventually Winter got the message and skedaddled but not before leaving a bit of destruction in his wake.
Eventually, Spring arrived and everything calmed down.
There were times I thought you had arrived early, my lovely Summer, because the daytime temps reached into the low nineties, but those were just flukes; Mother Nature’s way of reminding us that the earth is crying.
For now, though, let’s focus on the happy times while we still have them.
Spring was beautiful here on my river. My gardens awoke with a passionate energy, rivaling the colors of a Monet painting.
Spring’s bounty didn’t stop with the gardens; we had several clutches of eggs that hatched. Of course, as with all things wild and natural, many of the offspring became turtle, snake, hawk, and eagle food, but some survived. Sigh, they grow up so damn fast, don’t you agree, Summer, my dear?
It’s certainly grand having you back, lovely Summer. I do hope you’ll be kind to me this season: keep the humidity at a minimum, make sure the nights are cool and dry so I’ll be able to sleep easily, add a little rain at night to serenade me to sleep, and, of course, a few hot days so I’ll have excuses to eat ice cream (as if I need an excuse).
Welcome back Summer, it’s great to see you again.
Blessed be :}
Oh, and to my lovely reader, the paperback of The Summer of Annah: A Labor of Love is now available at Amazon.com I thought you’d want to know. 🙂
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