May 30, 2023

Ready for Summer!


The honeysuckle has faded since I saw it just a few days ago. My husband and I cycle several times a week, and I am able to observe the changes as I travel down the path. Phlox still bloom, persistently, and the cottonwood fluff still blows, but the honeysuckle and forsythia have given way for something new.

Today I heard the children screaming for joy in the pool as we rode by; a sign that Memorial Day has officially brought us Summer. And what will we do with these days given to us?

I’m eagerly anticipating 20 Books of Summer hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. I’m hopeful for another Paris in July with Thyme for Tea in July. August brings us to Women in Translation Month. Already I have been preparing lists for these events.

Maybe I’ll keep my header the same for more than a month, maybe not. Maybe I’ll decide to write mainly in my Hobonichi Techo a6, or maybe I’ll pick up my Traveler’s Factory Notebook Kyoto edition. The wonderful thing is having the freedom to choose, and no longer forcing myself to adhere to one. There is too much to explore, too many avenues to pursue, to feel stuck with one road. Especially in Summer.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you get to ride your bike with your husband. The last time I did that with Rod, he fell and broke his shoulder! We didn't even bring our bikes on this roadtrip to Canada, but I figure I can always rent a bike if I really want to go for a ride.

    Happy Summer!!