Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday in photos

Early morning walk: yellow day lilies and sedum, mauve veronicas and delphinium. I smile appreciatively. The colors of early summer. 

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It's going to be a hot day. The spring tail end planting (because it still is spring, technically anyway) will have to wait. Tomorrow morning maybe? I take stock and hurry ahead with other tasks relegated to this morning.

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Breakfast: the last meal with my visiting friends.

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They're off, returning to their southern home. Will it be even hotter there?

I do the usual weekend stuff: clean, wash, prune, tidy, organize. And then I hurry to Snowdrop's home. She and her mom are waiting. We're to walk to the big downtown farmers market. Where the colors again are of early summer.

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After we're done strolling/buying/sampling, Snowdrop is rewarded with time on the grass: to run, romp, play. To push the stroller, of course.

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Today is the day of the annual naked bikers' ride. Perhaps a hundred or so clothesless bicyclists spin around the Capitol Square. A young girl looks on and asks her mom-- what are they doing? The mom answers -- they're riding their bikes without clothes. Don't you ever do that!  I grin.

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Snowdrop is completely indifferent to the whole thing. She runs on the grass, looking for cooler shady spots.

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Her mom lifts her high in the sky and I notice how the little one has completely turned into a golden haired girl. A summer child.

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They walk this way, she runs that way...

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We finish our market excursion. I grocery shop. Late in the afternoon, Ed and I tidy the buckwheat patch  and then I water some of this year's new planting. Did I mention it is a hot hot day?

Tomorrow? Hot again. I don't mind. I want to take in that emergent summer air. Because these colors, scents, warm air -- they're a fleeting thing. A beautiful few moments before we plunge into the thick riot of the summer season.