The lazy days of summer are almost ending. Dang, what happened to school starting after Labor Day???
It has been such a great summer, I dread seeing it end. Usually, by this time of year, I'm longing for the cooler fall days. But this season, we've been blessed with ideal weather. Our gardens have never looked so good.
The flowers have been overly pretty.
Our little hummingbird moth has been enjoying them too. She comes back every year and visits the cleome patch. Well, at least that is how I see it. There are probably bunches of these creatures that are attracted to this flower bed, but to me, it is the same little bird-like butterfly that comes back to visit each July and August.
The weather has been more than wonderful for dining outdoors too. Our friends' have the best patio ever for brunching on and we never turn down the delicious meals they serve there.
Watching these two kittens grow bigger each day, has been like having a daily reminder of how fast time passes. As they morphed from spring time babies to almost full grown cats in what felt like a matter of a few short weeks, I was glad for the visual reminder that we all are changing and growing daily, even if we don't see it.
I've taken time to slow down, watch the flower gardens and grand fairies blossom, and enjoy as much time with the children as I could get. Because, before you know it....
Summer is gone.
Kids are grown.
Kittens are cats.
Oh bummer! I didn't mean this to be sad!! I'm loving it all. That is one of the reasons why I chose the theme, "Nature's Blessings" for the journal swap I am doing.
Noticing and appreciating daily life is something we need to stop and remember to do. I'm looking forward to having a journal to slip notes and photos into, maybe save a handful of seeds in, or a momento from a sweet day.
If you'd like one too, you can either order an empty book with a finished cover, or join the swap. Details here.