Summer is opening, lush and fragrant like an old fashioned peony in an exuberant garden.
As I take a few moments to appreciate the beauty of June,
I see golden sunlight easing through green leaves, through a large freshly washed window.
I hear birds outside the window, and indoors, I hear the shuffling and scuffling of five dogs; our own two, and the three belonging to our weekend guests.
I smell the mingled aromas of the peonies on the window sill and of lemon and garlic as dinner is prepared.
I taste tea, just simple English Breakfast Black tea, unsweetened. I'm sipping a cup as I wait for our guests to return from their boating adventure out on one of our beautiful inland seas.
I feel relaxed. I picked strawberries while our guests were away and tended the gardens. I hung a little laundry on the line and took care of a large crew of dogs. I am ready for the family to return.
Dogs are barking like mad. Our guests must have pulled up the driveway!
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you good company.