the Irish have long had the tendency to miss things before they are gone, I find myself doing that lately too ~ we are at the height of summer and I am already starting to lament it’s passing…ah, perversity!
Green is such a loaded word these days and “going green” de riguer, it makes me feel a bit ~ old in my “hippy” days I was such an earth mother and filled with energy and zeal – we really lived green, of course going to college in a rural area and living in a neo-commune environment like The Wynne Road Home for Wayward Adults helped my illusion…
Today I enjoy my pots of herbs that comprise my “edible” gardening attempts, I do try hard to recycle everything and keep our thermostat set frugally and be mindful in general.
” Summer afternoon,
summer afternoon ~ to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language”
I love hot lazy drowsy summer afternoons, to hear bees buzzing and the luxury of being idle in the earth’s blanket of verdant green heat. Perfect for doodling and dozing, not so fun for yardwork and chores….
How is it August 14th already? My summer is evaporating rapidly. The radio is full of ads for back to school sales – they always make me want to go and buy new crayons, pens and pencils.
In a strange and bittersweet twist as August ends so does my time as “the mother of a student”. Greg is finishing at University of Maryland at the end of the month. Since he’s been living at home I haven’t completely disassociated with this persona of mine. Even though he’s grown up and independent, it has been a part of my mental identity that it’s time to shed…
I know I will find new and different things to color my world this fall. This weekend I plan to be a student myself, I am determined to re-master Photoshop! I haven’t used it in years and found that I have forgotten most of what I used to know how to do…it was on our old home computer and I just never use that one. It’s now installed on my laptop and I dug out my Photoshop Elements for Dummies book and even downloaded some new brushes of grunge frames to try out. Here’s to a digital visual weekend.