In my garden the peonies nod their heavy heads a grand hello to summer! Today is the first full day of summer and I and you and everyone everywhere celebrates! Yesterday was summer solstice and the longest day of the year, which is rather a sad thought because I do love to sit outside in the evenings, particularly on the weekends, and enjoy the lengthy hours of precious sunlight. When you live in the northern hemisphere, you truly cherish every moment of treasured prolonged days.
I love to sit by the fire pit, near the waterfall and pond, and just absorb the sheer beauty and tranquility. The twinkling stars, somewhat muted by the brightness of the city lights, dance in the heavens. A satellite sparkles as it putts through the sky, and the moon glows upon the garden visitors and inhabitants. Sigh. If I could capture moments in a bottle to be revisited again and again, without end, it would be moments like this.
Too soon, the nights lengthen, and the daylight of days shortens and the seasons change. But for now, I will enjoy the blessed summer days and nights. I will not curse the heat that stifles me and makes sleep near impossible. Well, at least I will try, ceiling and floor fans at the ready, of course!
I hope you too are enjoying this most wonderful of seasons! Anyone for the beach?