Sunday evening greetings three days after the solstice! Winter, here we come.....
I've been enjoying everyone's gardens -- especially since I don't have one of my own this year. I'll try to feature various ones over the summer, though of course at this point they all look so deceptively clean and orderly compared to the abundance and chaos that lies ahead... Jean gave me a cucumber from her garden last time I was over at the barn being rebuilt, and, as always, I look forward to the first REAL tomatoes. I'll have to dig up, so to speak, the poem I once wrote in homage to the first drippy delicious BLT of the summer. Melva, I am saving my photos of your early garden to pair them with ones I plan to take in a couple of weeks -- a sort of "before and during" show. As always, thank you for your weekly comments on these posts!
I'd like to share this link to some valuable information about possums, who don't always get a fair rap, and who sometimes like to kill a chicken in the night....
OK, now here are a few photos of the brand new first-time-laid-out garden that my daughter and my son-in-law are tending and trying their first summer being back in Kentucky. BRAVO!!
|looking from the house toward the barn|
|barn behind, house ahead, with wildflowers sown on the right|
|how tall photographers see potted herbs|
|another patch, another view toward the barn|
Here is the wearer of the red boots.... and our hands measuring one another...
For a balance to such exhuberance, I am also sharing a walk I took before dark last night in my current "neighborhood" -- very quiet, no cars, newly mowed fields, lovely skies. I didn't even hear a dog or see a deer.
|headed up the hill from Sideway Road|
|passing Thelma's house|
|This tree row lining one of her fields feels British to me. Go figure.|
|more of her newly mowed hay fields along the way|
Here, to end, is another unexpected sky from several nights ago, along the ridge.
Evening walks can bring on pensive musings: May we each have peace in our lives, as well as in the beauty around us, and practice problem solving to make it happen.