Daily Archives: May 16, 2016

brief pauses in the garden

This blog is starting to look like I live in the garden full time. Full is a good word to describe life right now, full to the brim of so many wonderful things that are keeping us so busy. I can’t really complain about being busy, because we’ve been enjoying ourselves immensely. Still, come Sunday evening, we’re ready for a pause – even a short one – just enough to catch our breath before another week begins.

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That is May for you, with weekends perfect for visiting and camping and going on long runs through the park. Field trips and school activities, preparations and programs, cleanups and yard work and laundry when we get to it.

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I can feel that pull of summer – it’s counted down in days now, nine more school days until it starts. I’ve been out of the academic world for several years now, but I really miss the cyclical nature of it when May rolls around. We’re all ready for summer, and the different sort of pace it brings. Baseball, bike rides, swimming, beach vacations and birthday celebrations, heat… bring it on. We’re ready.

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My family came in for the weekend, and after I have them send me a few photos, I’ll post more about our time outside the garden. I love some of these I captured Saturday afternoon – these kids are growing and changing so quickly, and are so much fun to be around.

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We spent Saturday afternoon in the garden with them, showing them what was new this week.

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With six adults and five children, we were able to split up a bit and wander around. The sun was out, which cut the chill in the air. The wedding party setting up for the evening got lucky. It was a gorgeous day.

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It’s onto Monday again – and we might be a little tired, but we’re refreshed as well. Summer is almost, almost here.