“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day
- like writing a poem or saying a prayer.”
➝ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea
so can weeding in the evening, sharing the company of a fluffy yellow dog, some feathered friends, and assorted dragonflies, bees, ants, bees, & butterflies. a couple of hours of quiet spent working in His creation yesterday and getting my face down close to those flowers' faces.....utterly rejuvenating. just look at the attention He paid to the pink zinnia above with it's delicate yellow parts.
while we're still getting the two eggs a day from our older chicken-ladies, the younger three haven't started laying yet (despite the copious amounts of zucchini they've been consuming, ha). we love the anticipation of finding that first egg.
sunflower fuzz....so cool
alice is the self-declared head honcho of the flock and the other ladies better not forget it!
that there t-shirt i have on.....that threadbare one full of holes and barely hanging on? it's my fave. so soft and just the right length. it's a steve miller band concert shirt from when i was16 years old. that makes the shirt 20 years old. (yep, i'm 36 for ONE more week.) it's definitely the oldest thing in my closet, me NOT being a "keeper". i'm constantly going through my clothes and dropping things off at the "bibles for missions" thrift shop. but never that shirt! anybody else have a treasured piece of clothing like that?
so, although it's been drought-like conditions here in west michigan (and probably where you are, too), we've been diligently watering the garden but have not been quite so diligent keeping up the the weeding. she's looking a bit, ummm.....jungle-ish. we're still getting a nice harvest of things but getting to them just takes a little extra effort. :) the zinnias and zucchini certainly don't seem to mind. i MUST get to that this week. actually, pressing the kids into service sounds like a much better idea.
winifred mae is lovely weeding company. i'm REALLY afraid she might not look like that much longer....all fluffy and cute. her pretty curls are conspiring to weave themselves together into a mess of mats. but i'm doing everything i can to not cut off those curls!
may i have your grace for being such an absentee blogger this summer, pretty please? i always have good intentions of posting things more frequently but then life takes over and the blog is one thing i know can be put off to another day. maybe short and sweet but more often is what i need to aim for? anyhow, thanks for taking me mess and all!
i send much love today,