Bringing warmth and sunshine to flowers... birds.... bees. Bringing the need to water everything in sight.
Don't you think that every color is more vibrant under the blue skies? I do.
The field across the street is awash in yellow buttercups... peaking out under the rhodie. Did you ever play that game as a child and hold one under your chin?
The silence here is refreshing. Sounds of birds and bees, the leaves rustling in the slight breeze. The faint sound of farm machinery working a field. It's what I love best about Red Gate Farm, the quiet lazy feeling on days like this.
A long day was spent weeding the vegetable garden, my mind wandering through all sorts of thoughts. And of course there was time for a little reading in my lawn chair... complete with iced tea and lemonade!
And as the sun goes down in the Western sky, it truly felt like a summer evening.... the first one of the year.
Once again, I am reminded of how much I love summer. What is it about summer that conjures up memories of younger and perhaps more carefree days? Is it the sun warming everything... feeling a bit hazy... a bit sunburned... a bit sticky... a little too hot to cook dinner or sleep? Or maybe just the dusty bare feet we sport? The Popsicle craving? Whatever it is, I'm glad it's here.
And it still feels good as the day makes it to sunset... the sun streams in my kitchen window just before it descends below the horizon. The original wavy glass making a pretty pattern on the cabinet.... A nice ending to a beautiful weekend.
Enjoying the first, and hopefully of many, summertime weekends,