I greet you with bitter-sweetness
for you move fast and September is on your heels.
Which in these parts of Canada means
autumn will be here soon.
The beauty of June is already a distant memory.
Was it really over a month ago
that Wayne and I were on Vancouver Island
taking in the beaches and island life?
And now July has faded into the past.
I've been enjoying morning tea on the patio before work.
Taking in the colors of the flowers
and the warmth of each new day.
I've been watching my potted tomatoes
grow and multiply in the sun.
I've been marvelling at the wonders of nature
as spiders drape my garden with webs
that are soon covered in morning dew
making them shine like crystals.
I've been saving baby birds
that accidentally hit the windows.
I scoop them up and hide them high in garden pots
to ensure neighbourhood kitties don't find them while they recover.
I've been watching and laughing
at crazy squirrels raiding my bird feeders
although I should really be chasing them out of my yard.
I've been refilling bird feeders and bird baths
ensuring my sources of summer entertainment
feel welcomed and keep returning.
I attended a wedding where my son was the
BridesMAN for his very best long-time friend.
Taking the opportunity to take
a long-over due family photo.
I've had the opportunity to coffee and lunch
with many different friends last month,
some that live far and near.
At the wedding I also got to catch up with
this sweet young friend
who thinks Wayne and I are "young and hip"... :)
And Banjo has still been enjoying his nip cow
from his meowbox goodies he received last month.
So if you are looking for me in August
I will be outside when I can be
hanging out with my garden fairies
and all the other garden ornaments...
including Ceramic Kitty
who someone(?) so thoughtfully(???)
put in my backyard while we were away.
Ceramic Kitty with freaky glued on eyelashes.
Not sure how long she will last in my backyard...
Wishing you a most wonderful August!