The pandemic season may have kept me out
of the garden centers, but my mailbox has done
a brisk business. Park Seed Company provided
wonderful seed packets in early spring.
The entire process of planting and watering provided
the perfect distraction from virus droplets,
un-flattened curves, and
the mask/no-mask debate.
And look at just two of the rewards of that labor:
This little stripey gourd is from last fall's leftovers.
We're enjoying lots of family gatherings.
Our backyard has never seemed more like a safe haven
than it does now.
But we're going out into the wide world soon,
if we can only remember how to vacation out there.
I found this reminder from 2015:
My family has changed so drastically since this vacation
photo was taken. Instead of five, we are nine.
And now I'm not the only female among men—
I'm joined by three amazing lovelies.
Together, I think we balance out the group well.
Grandchildren provide endless entertainment,
hugs, and giggles—the biggest upgrade of all.
Read the vacation blog post from 2015 here.