Wednesday, May 10, 2017

“This gardener’s rule applies to youth and age,
When young sow wild oats, but when old grow sage.”

~ Henry James Byron

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a hotter than normal summer for this area. Of course it also says we should be enjoying near-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation right now which isn’t happening so, while I hope, I don’t put much stock in the forecast for summer.

Yesterday was beautiful. Maya and I enjoyed strolling the gardens at my mother-in-love’s care home while Gerry assisted her with the evening meal. Today looks promising; there may be a photography excursion on the agenda. We need to enjoy it while it lasts because the forecast looks cloudy and wet.

I think the gray days are affecting my mood but experience tells me it’s temporary–both the mood and the gray. The sage advice I give myself is that feelings are fleeting; and as my best friend reminds me: “it came to pass”.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Love this picture – the softness I think. Someone once said the me “When life gives you rainy days, wear cute boots and jump in the puddles.” Wise advice I think.

    1. That’s sage advice, indeed!

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