Well, early summer is here and the past two days have been wonderful. The temps have cooled again to 80 degrees for the highs and in the 50's during the evenings and nighttime. The air con has been turned off and the windows are open. I don't like it when we have to close the house up due to the heat/humidity. I want to be as connected to the outdoors as I possibly can be. I just love all the sounds and the cool breeze.
The garden continues to explode with growth and the daily surprise of new flowers coming into bloom continues. This has been the absolute best spring for gardens in our area since I began to garden 20 yeas ago. I hand spread hundreds of columbine seeds today that had been produced by those already in the garden. With warming summer temps I have had to begin the regular watering routine and keeping on top of the weeds that just love the warm weather.
We were suppose to have guests for the night. Amy Young, Paul's daughter and a friend of hers are on their way to Tennessee and were going to get some sleep here tonight and some breakfast in the morning before heading on to their destination, but with the flooding going on in Missouri they were afraid that they might get caught with roads being closed so they decided to take a more southerly route. We were all looking forward to meeting her and her friend...but that meeting will have to wait for now. On the phone yesterday we talked about us heading out to Oregon sometime soon and meeting up with them. There are two trips my family is wanting to take again as soon as we can swing it. We all want a re-do of our Disney World Grace Trip from the fall of 05 and I want to take the family with me to re-do the Oregon trip I did in the spring of that year. 05 turned out to be a year that set in motion many changes that made way for some unimaginable joy and beauty but was birthed out of much adversity and pain. I get the feeling the family would benefit greatly by doing these trips together. And how this blog post about the early summer garden took that turn I am unsure, but there it is, and since the temps have cooled down today I can't blame it on being disoriented from the heat and humidity. It must just be my wandering mind? :)