Friday, June 29, 2012


My sweet niece (and her momma, my sweet sister-in-law) are visiting :) Pretty Maya, she's a brown-haired clone of my brother at that age. It's been wonderful having her here, but boy I'd forgotten how busy 2 year olds can be!


Sunday, June 24, 2012


Yet another step in my transformation to 'country girl', this year I'm seriously gardening, not just my little patch of strawberries and tomatoes, but a large 7.5 x 24 foot garden, filled with tomatoes, carrots, radishes, zucchini, cucumber, squash, radish, cauliflower and beans. It's a little daunting, it requires more upkeep than I imagined, the weeds grow faster than I thought possible, faster than the vegetables, and the soil is seemingly perpetually parched. But I love it. There is something humbling about coaxing an envelope of seeds and a chunk of dirt to produce food. Weeding it is hot and dirty, but with my ipod it's also so very meditative and very calming, and it's just what I need.