Thank you for the comments and emails in the passing of my mother. I appreciated each and every one of them.
I am doing fine but it feels like I woke up, looked around and half the month has flown. I can't say I will be sorry to see August 2013 go.
I can tell you that it is the hard times that make a person realize that it pays to stop and savor the happy things.
Things like imperfect, busy work, scrappy table runners under brilliant farm market zinnias in a milk glass vase.
$5 red geranium hanging baskets to replace the tired end of season baskets on the porch.
Phlox like my grandmother grew on grandpa's farm. The scent brings back days of my childhood and the flowers glow in the August sunshine.
And always the bright little flowers in the vegetable garden. The veggies aren't much to look at quite yet, but the flowers never disappoint:>)
I hope you are savoring every last moment of these lovely summer days leading into Autumn. Here in Michigan the weather has been darn near perfect. There have been blessings, My eldest daughter and her husband coming home for a week, time spent with family around the campfire, grilling with my new son and talking about the new home they are moving into this week:>) Too many blessings to count really and always more to come.
The trees have been turning here for almost a month! Patches of brilliant color are appearing in the trees and sumac. I'm not quite ready to give up summer yet, but I look forward to everything the coming seasons will bring.
As my grandmother used to say, onward and upward:>)