Life is good; life is wonderful. New
neighbors are moving in. A new puppy
is trying its walking legs. All wobbly, floppy.
Here and there when it walks. Circled
around my legs and licked my hand this
morning. Conversations of all sorts with
neighbors. A substitute mail carrier stopped
to chat of a recent vacation to Maine.
This year’s garden is lush and full after
all the rain and warm days. Already enjoyed
a pot of collards, green beans, and tomatoes.
The Montauk daisies are taking over the
front garden. They wait until almost when
the first snow falls. Then they have lovely
white blossoms in abundance. From early
spring with tulips, we have many-hued
beauties to feast our eyes upon. Life
is good. Mother Nature blesses us.
Saw a Monarch butterfly, hummingbird too.
An assortment of bird houses hang around
the property. The various birds sing to
us and flit about. They seem to have an
inner clock. Our family of snakes do not
like excessive heat but will sun themselves
on the garden wall out front. They live
under our front step. Our herb garden needs
tending. I renew fresh zinnias for our vases.
The colors bring smiles of contentment.
Finally saying goodbye to the mulching mower
which has served its purpose. Now, we
yield the lawn to the pros who rumble
in on riding mowers and make light the work.
Can’t complain. Life is good. Working on
a new Ave Maria to sing at church in a couple
weeks. Music is food for the soul. Our
gardens provide beauty for our spirits.
Time to kick back, sit in the rocking
chair on the front porch and relax.
We watch the young neighbors play.
Life is good! Yes, life is grand!