Growing up in Texas, I loved summer, but longed for fall, so that it would cool off. I loved the rain and couldn’t wait for the next storm. Now that I live in Washington, this rain can suck it…bring on the summer. Bring on some days above 60 degrees. I mean, really Seattle!?! This is getting ridiculous!
In addition to the weather there are lots of exciting events, concerts and festivals that I am looking forward to, not to mention the girls visiting again!! We are even going to a local music festival when they are here and with bands that a 13 year old can get into, who knew.
I don’t want to rush the process, since I need the time to get the house/garden/body/life ready for summer. The chicks arrived at the beginning of April and after losing four, the rest seem to be thriving. We are tentatively planning for slaughterday in mid June, but as these are a new (to us) breed, we just have to wait and see how they grow. I am looking forward to getting some tomatoes for the greenhouse and planting the front bed with some leafy stuff and herbs. Even just getting things dry enough to mow the lawn would be a start! I recently replanted my terrarium and brought it into work (with a grow bulb, since I have no windows). Having a little bit of green here is spurring on my urge to turn my black thumbs green.
And then there is the number one reason why summer here is amazing, farmers markets! Sure it’s great to have a garden and grow your own stuff, but around here the options are so amazing, it hardly seems worth it. My favorite little farm stand just told me they would be opening at the end of the month, woohoo!
In longing for summer, I must remind myself to embrace the season all around me. The blooming trees, the first warm days, the melting snow.
“Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.”