June

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”  James Russell Lowell

Today is one of those perfect days.  Low humidity, 74 degrees, slight breeze, sun shining, hollyhocks blooming, lawn is mowed, and everything is green and beautiful from all the rain we have had recently.

My oldest daughter turns 30 today, and I think back to how elated I was about this time 30 years ago as I held the most beautiful baby I had ever seen.  She is now a lovely woman with four beautiful children of her own.

There is something magical about June.  Summer has just begun, so we aren’t tired of the heat yet, and children are still enjoying the freedom summer brings.  Every day some new flower begins to bloom, little tomatoes and peppers are appearing, and the cucumbers, beans, and cantaloupe have blossoms on them.

The strawberries have stopped producing for now, but we sure enjoyed our first year of fresh strawberries (especially good on homemade granola). . .

Petunias are one of my favorite flowers, and so far they are safe from the deer if I keep them close to the house. . .

My youngest grandson thoroughly enjoyed his birthday cake earlier this month. . .

Life is good. . .

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