And I just couldn’t help it.
Yesterday I finished a large and important commission that I had been working on for weeks. I was really happy with the results and my client was, too. I felt pretty good.
I should have been in my workshop getting ready for my big show in Atlanta next week.
But it was such a glorious morning and the birds were singing and the flowers were calling. I had not had the time to just sit in the garden for it seemed like such a long time. Plus we had monsoon conditions for about 10 days until this week.
So I took my tea and sat on the bench in Vinnie’s garden. Bliss.
Here he is pumping away with ageratum cushioning his feet. Sadly, it will be gone pretty soon – no doubt a frost will be here sometime in the near future and that will be all she wrote. Until next year.
Oh, and what a truly special gift is this? A foxglove (possibly my favorite flower of all) sending up a bloom at an unusual time. Thank you for making me catch my breath and stop to admire you. You are so lovely.
The bees are still humming around the Black and Blue Salvia and the anemone. That salvia has been blooming its head off since May. What a phenomenal plant. If you don’t have it – get it next year. It was supposed to be an “annual” but this is its fourth year and it is going stronger than ever. And that beautiful anemone is taking over the bed – but it’s too pretty to get upset over.
So, I played hooky for just a little while this morning. And what a difference it made.
My soul feels full again.
And I am grateful.