Monday, July 21, 2008
Cakes are baking, the lodge is mostly clean. I'm just admiring the flowers here. I will truly miss all the flowers and picking fresh herbs from the garden. I've just taken the buds off of the lavender I dried. It's surprisingly easy and rewarding. This is the first time I've done any gardening. It's been so fun seeing what pops out of the earth. It's such a joy when you take over a garden because everything is a surprise (at the same time challenging to figure out what everything is!). I am just amazed how each week something new is blooming. This area is so lush and I am thankful for the climate I'm in because I'm definitely a beginner here and it doesn't take much work to make it look gorgeous. I will miss sitting on the front porch staring at the mountains. I will miss gazing at the stars on a clear night from the hot tub. I will miss the peacefulness, hearing the birds chirp in the morning and our secluded view- nothing but trees and mountains all around. For all the complaining I've done, it is truly gorgeous here in July, just as I was told. The sun shines bright, a bit of a breeze makes it bearable, not too many bugs and the temperature drops in the evening. I love sitting rocking, reading on the front porch and wrapping up in a blanket as the sun goes down.