Oh, I am so in love with June! It's always my favorite month here in Maine - when the garden is at its hopeful beginnings (before all the weeds and heat overwhelm!), when our days are more free and open than during the academic year, when we entertain more, when the beaches are still free from the summer crowds. We're all just so thrilled to be in a new season - out of doors all day long after the winter and spring. I want to bottle that up - all the goodness of June. But of course, I can't do that. And living in a year round June wouldn't be as magical, now would it? And so, I am trying with all my heart to breathe deeply right now. To walk slowly. To notice and to treasure. These days are so good.
Right now, this morning? I am feeling especially good about...
:: With more time on his hands, watching my oldest discover a passion (and talent, I dare say) for photography.
:: Open doors and windows.
:: The popping poppies - they're really such a fascinating flower, I love them so.
:: The memory of a lovely evening spent here with friends and the promise of another in a day or two, wherein I can play bartender again (a favorite role of mine).
:: Flowers brought into every room, every day.
:: Finding three kids nestled into the crook of a tree - halfway up, and with a book.
:: The anticipation of the first salad from the garden for dinner tonight.
:: The promise of a book, a (three year old) baby, and the hammock this afternoon after I finish up some work.
:: The feeling of seeing that something new has grown each and every time I walk out that door.
:: The swim I have a feeling these kids are going to talk us into later today. I'm in.
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There, that's ten. And just the right way for me to start this June day. And you? Do you have ten this morning? Share them in the comments if you'd like. And I wish you a lovely day!