A new CD - this time Geography of Light, by Carrie Newcomer.
The fireflies are out again. Seeing hundreds of them rise at dusk is incredible.
Walking down the dirt road followed by six cats. They hid in the tall grass by the side of the road when a truck went by. I shined my flashlight and suddenly, there were six pairs of eyes, all moving toward me.
Marinated fresh baby mozzarella with grape tomatoes and ribbons of fresh basil, sprinkled with freshly grated black pepper.
Pitching an article idea to an editor and having it accepted.
A bouquet of huge, beautiful, fragrant peonies, wrapped in nice paper and tied with raffia. The florist was all dirty from gardening outside the shop, and showed me all the flowers she had planted today: foxglove, lemon verbena, blue flax, and something delicate and pretty that she didn't know what it was.
I made a daisy chain crown today of fat pink clover flowers. The sun warmed my shoulders, and I could hear crickets, the wind rustling the tall grass by the road and the little twittering birds that live in the fields. The last time I made one, my daughter was four or five. The time before that I was in high school.
I have had the gift of my son for sixteen years today. He wanted chocolate chip cookies for his cake this year, so I stuck a candle in one and we sang happy birthday.
It is finally summer here - no jackets, warm sun, everything is so green and lush. I love having four seasons.
Wonderful vanilla bean cheesecake at a surprise party with pink and sparkly metallic balloons.
Having my daughter and my mother show up at the library today.
Taking part in a plant exchange. It's really interesting to see who gardens and picture them covered with dirt, instead of all starched up for work. It makes them seem more human, more three-dimensional.