Taking a Short Break

In Maine, July is a sweet time of year. The days are long, the flowers are abloom, and slippery roads are but a distant memory. (Fortunately, Clif and I work from home and therefore do not have to worry about slippery roads.)

Dee, our eldest daughter, is coming home for a visit, and I’m taking some time off to get things ready—do a little cleaning, do a little cooking. What a thrill it will be to see her after eighteen months. It’s the longest we’ve ever gone.

I’m not sure whether I’ll be taking one or two weeks off, but I’ll certainly be back in August, another sweet month when the black-eyed Susans are in bloom, the crickets begin to sing, and the grasshoppers are buzzing, buzzing, buzzing. I am always enthralled by the sounds of August.

I leave you with a picture from the especially shady part of my garden. As regular readers know, there are no truly sunny spots in our yard on the edge of the woods. And, yes, I long for a cottage garden. Somehow, the grass is always greener where the sun shines.

See you all in a week or two!


55 thoughts on “Taking a Short Break”

  1. I saw a stand,of black eyed susan this week! As a kid on vacation on Vermont these lovely flowers were always the harbinger of September and going back to New Jersey….the end of vacation.

  2. Sounds like a perfect time to rest and recharge, Laurie — enjoy your break. A year and a half is a long time to go between visits with loved ones!

  3. The fern and astilbe make a beautiful composition, Laurie. Enjoy the time with family and the sweetness of July. We will be here when you get back.

  4. What heart-warming news, and an artistic picture and flower combination too. I know you’ll have a lovely time – I’m so happy for you.

  5. Enjoy time with your daughterโ€ฆ itโ€™s been a long time..๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

  6. Enjoy your time with your daughter. Our youngest son is coming home from the UK for three weeks in Aug/Sept. We haven’t seen him for 15 months so I can definitely relate to your anticipation!

  7. Having a visit from your daughter will be SO special! I think having been kept apart for so long makes the times we can be together much sweeter now. I shall look forward to seeing your blogs ping in again but meanwhile enjoy a well earned break and some family time.

  8. I have just enjoyed a visit from our daughter and her family – and have been ‘off line’ for a week. Family time is SO special that I hope you will all enjoy a wonderful time together!

Comments are closed.