I so wanted to title this post “Almost September” and (but?) as much as I’d like to wish this month into the past, it’s not there yet. And (no buts this time) I’m reminded to pause in this moment, still August for four more days, and be present. It helped to put my toes in the warm grass and point my camera at the vinca. Yes, I did succumb to “almost September” for my last pedicure two weeks ago (it’s OPI Malaga Wine and one of my favorite fall colors), but the vinca tell such a great summer story. They are all volunteers from previous summers and they thrive on the heat and humidity (thank goodness something does, right?!) We feel a little sheepish leaving these beds empty when we plant in April, but without fail, come late June, there are little green stems, and by July the beds are full … and lucky us, in late August, they’re still showing off.
With that in mind –
Thinking about … another whole week before Labor Day to celebrate summer. I’m going to find a few light-hearted ways to honor the season … reading, cocktails (I froze watermelon cubes this morning), and for sure, a few walks.
Grateful for … the opportunity to share in this next chapter of Sara’s life. Yesterday was the “pre-drywall-walkthrough” for her townhome. The floor plan is perfect for her (and for the furniture she’s started to order) … and this view from her rooftop “patio” is a gratitude all on its own.
Fun … I leave you with a four-fold dose of Holly. a Photo Booth in very slow motion.The timestamps on these four photos say it was only a minute … it sure felt longer.
Wishing you a weekend! and if there’s something about August you want to celebrate, I’d love to join in!