~with firefly wonderment~
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Today I feel like sharing the simple things of summer that I give thanks for. It was my first day home that I have had to play in the garden, pulling weeds (LOTS of weeds) and admiring the growth and changes in the plants. Some of my very favorite plants are in bloom - my lovely echinaceas, my lavender, my hollyhocks, sunflowers, all of my calendula, borage and my chocolate cosmos. The kids were equally absorbed in picking yellow squash, snap peas, chioggia beets and a few blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. I got to cook our beets and greens for dinner, so simple yet the nourishment satisfies. I picked a bouquet of fresh flowers for the table. I watched Vivienne as she skipped into the house with her collection of fireflies, admiring their beauty. I love the connection to nature that I feel in summer, the rainstorms and thick, fragrant air, the obsession with ice cream and frozen fruit that my family shares, the easy rhythm of the day (are we hungry/tired/feeling creative?) and watching my garden visions take their own shape and grow beyond my imagining. I feel myself growing, too.