I've spent much of July alone. Evan has had one or the other reason he has had to be away some part of every week while not working. The TV has been off. I've been on my computer for limited time.
I've had lots of time to think. I've read. I've knitted. I've taken a few photos.
Through the week, I've met plumbers and appliance repairmen at one or the other of the Old Girls. I've done bookkeeping, gone to the bank, shopped for groceries, and tended my plants.
As I was taking these photos, I was thinking how much I have always admired people, places or things that seem to thrive in the face of adversity. It is a brutal heat and these plants are beautiful. Then I realized that they are not really doing anything outside what they were designed for... They flourish in our summertime... where others would fail. In the winter, they will be gone.
They are here for a season... this is their season.
I will enjoy them while they are here.
I will tend them while they are in my care.
And, then I will let them go.
Just finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Good read. I've started a lace shawl, which I saw on a blog a few weeks ago. Imagine that! I downloaded the pattern, called Haruni. To my amusement, the name haruni means grandmother in Quenya, Tolkien's elven language.
And, in spite of my other succulents decline, the "rescue" plant is thriving. I'm letting myself off computer quarantine and will be visiting soon. Hope your day has at least one good ah-ha moment.