With one of the wettest springs on record coupled with a summer that almost didn’t arrive, the latest stretch of sun and warmth has been a treat.But the weather is beginning to shift again. Yesterday dark clouds swept across the valley and our garden got a much needed drink.The little storm left the first scattering of leaves and added new colors to the landscape overnight.
Fat mama spiders are now spinning their fall webs and I am finding myself ducking and dodging all of the time to avoid disturbing their homes. Heavy dew coats the flowers and grass and we must wear rain boots for early morning harvesting. The home stretch is now on the horizon.
This season has felt like a marathon. One we trained for but halfway in realized how out of shape we all really were.So many unknowns, unexpected surprises,fatigue,abundance, joy, so much beauty and utter exhaustion. But as a whole it has been a glorious ride!
This week as the flowers have slowed their growth just a bit, new space has opened up.Filling orders seems strangley easy now with time left in the evenings for family dinner, staring out the window,reading a few pages of a book, doing laundry, a quick trip to the library. It’s funny how such simple things that I always took for granted are like gold these days.