A long morning
with chores inside
and Zucchini bread is cooling
Outside everything continues to grow at a rapid pace.
I pick a few tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash out of this tiny garden.
Small clipper always in hand and much added to compost pile.
Hummingbird and bird feeders are refilled.
Satisfied with all that was planned surrounding this cottage.
Then overwhelming thoughts surface
of the future. I will have to stay in the moment and continue
to add all this abundance of growth to the woods.
Giving it back to the earth for its future.
Occasional help disappeared but then someone new has promised
to arrive tomorrow to cut 3 weeks growth of grass and spray long gravel drive.
With rain, sun and ongoing
wonderful weather there is no disappointment in the growth of lush surroundings.
Herbs are healthy and an addition to every meal
fans are whirling
and always this old fan brings back vivid memories of my mother
at 4:30, lunch time has arrived
and I will enjoy the New York Times and U.S.A today
that was picked up from neighbors box.
She is attending her 50 year college reunion in Rhode Island
and I smile as thoughts arise of this pleasure for her.
"Sometimes, when I take stock, I only look at
what isn't done. I also need to look at what I have,
what's been done, and what's being done"
In part from Meditations For Women Who Do Too Much
by Anne Wilson Schaef
A favorite little book of mine
which I pick up often and it always speaks to me.
dated that I purchased in year 2000.....