|Nectarines — one of those fruits that are only good in season (photo credit: Tori Luther)|
Summer is almost over, but more about that tomorrow. Right now, before it ends, here is what I wish everyone in the northern hemisphere would do:
- Taste — Get your hands on a tomato. Any version grown in somebody’s backyard is what you are after. Eat it any way you like, but TASTE it, really taste it. Savor. Love.
- Feel — The Husband says my range of temperature tolerance is about two degrees, 70-72 degrees, to be exact, and there is justice in what he says. But, today, revel in the delicious fact that you are warm ENOUGH when you are outdoors. The chill in the air this morning reminded me how soon that will change for many of us. It is wonderful to be able to go outside so EFFORTLESSLY — no coats, scarves, gloves, boots to tug on. I am going to appreciate that today as I work outside in the heat.
- See — Green, green, but with a tiredness that presages Autumn, hazy skies, storm clouds
- Listen — In our Tiny Town, this is the time when the cicadas’ whirring is being replaced by the crickets’ chirping. The birds still sing, but the insects have taken center sound-stage.
- Inhale — Mown grass, growing things, blooming things, LIVING things