How was your summer? Good, I hope. Mine, as I had expected was busy…not in the garden, but running after a busy, curious, mischievous puppy. Charlie loves the garden…digging in the garden and eating the plants in the garden best of all! The yard looks like a doggy daycare!
More importantly, after a year of little or no socializing, this summer we were able to get the family back together to celebrate all the special occasions that were missed over the past 18 months. We also entertained friends and neighbours. The weather, although unbearably hot, dry and windy all summer long, cooperated and the long (late) evenings reconnecting with the special people in my life was magical. I sensed the same need in everyone to catch up, to actually see and be with each other.
Having a puppy meant that we spent the summer at home, mostly outdoors. The house training is coming…not a quick as I had hoped (probably unrealistically). We ate outdoors, breakfast, lunch and dinner more times this summer than all the 20 years combined that we have lived in this house, in spite of the dreaded wasps that hovered over the table all the time.
This summer was unlike any other (for me) mostly because the garden really was not a priority…and it shows. Next week I will talk more about what actually happened in the garden, but for now, I just wanted to say, “hi” and that I have missed hearing from you. I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend, the last hurrah of summer.