In Search of the Slow, Sweet Summertime

It always happens in mid-May . . .The summer ahead seems endless in late spring and I schedule too many things on my calendar. Over-booked and over-worked, I inevitably catch a cold and fall behind on everything. This year, the cold set me back a couple of weeks —in June! But, here I am. I made it back, with a moment to spare.

Now, I just have to play catch up in my own garden, which as usual, has become a neglected riot. I need and want to make a few design changes here, and this WILL be the year it all happens (insert knowing chuckle)! But for now, this mantra applies: “I weed, therefore I am”. Oh, and thank goodness for Rudbeckia hirta. Self-sown, Black-eyed Susans always seem to tie the blowzy garden together and make everything alright. If only I could grow them on my head.

Where to start? Well today’s goal is pretty simple: pull out the hammock. Yes, the hammock is still in storage, which is just plain ridiculous. How can I keep up with my book reviews without th trusty hammock? Have you kept up with your this year? Go ahead …Inspire me!

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2 Replies to “In Search of the Slow, Sweet Summertime”

  1. Pat Webster

    The summer in southern Quebec has been a lot hotter and more humid than normal… which means I’ve been doing more reading in the shade and less gardening. No hammock here, but a comfortable chair in a shady spot serves the purpose.

    Your garden looks glorious.

  2. Michaela

    We are experiencing the same weather here in Vermont. I am grateful this week is a little bit cooler. Enjoy you chair & good reads! Thank you so much for the kind words. My weeds can certainly wait! M

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