Greetings from the Land of Summer!
The warm shock to the system from the first few days has worn off, and now the heat has penetrated to our bones. As the ice has thawed, intrapsychic processes have gone into full animation, appearing at first with frightening lucidity, joining the snowmelt in my veins and now, in their wake, leaving a gentle peace. The banks around my heart are blooming with seasonal growth, or perhaps it is more like a tightfisted pinecone, coaxed into opening by fire.
Every night, the blessing of sunset.
Everywhere we have gone, there has been companionship, always showing up with sweet synchronicity. Fern and I have spent nearly every morning at the creek.
You get a line and I’ll get a pole, honey.
This little (rather big!) friend came swimming across the water to us. A kingsnake.
And then swam away again when the photo op became too intrusive.
Only to do a very bad job at hiding. “I can see your taaaaaiiiilll…”
At Whiskeytown Lake on Sunday, all the families were out enjoying the perfect day….
Including Merganser ducks and Canada geese.
And around the house there is an old man, who has the same escape tactic as my blind dog…stand looking at the wall, and maybe they won’t notice…
For Fern, her days consist of snacks, an obsession with herbal sun tea (I wann tea-tea!) and as much water play as possible, with the best Da-Da ever.
And has been otherwise busy breaking my heart…
Lots more sweetness, many medicinal and wild edibles and lots more thinkings to share when we get back. I’m sitting in Barnes and Nobles (which, counter intuitively, is actually quite pleasant and lovely) with a very slow internet connection and the phone ringing tells me my little darling is up from her nap and missing mama.
I am missing this space, but happy to have a break from the interwebs too. Most of all I wonder how you are, and hope that you are simmering in summer’s cauldron. Much love.