Sweet Summer Memories

At this time of year, not so long ago, I would have been up to my knees in dirt, in my garden that overlooked the sea. 

I would have been harvesting tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, herbs and berries.  

I would have been listening to the June bugs and bumble bees humming in the fig tree, and the sharp chirps of new born sparrows in the orange tree. 

I would have been smiling at the clever old squirrel stealing guavas, and at the mockingbirds having a pool party in the birdbath.  

 I would have been watching the butterflies flit and fly between the roses and Mexican sage, and the hummingbirds dance like fairies in the lavender.  

I would have been listening to the wind chimes tinkle and the palm trees rustle in the late afternoon breeze. 

Yes, at this time of year,  not so long ago, I would have been walking through my garden at night, sharing secrets with the moon and breathing in the intoxicating scent of night jasmine and orange blossoms.  

These sweet summer memories I will keep with me forever, harvested from my mind and locked away in the root cellar of my heart. 


About desertmoon62

I love being a globe trekker. I have started later in life, but am enjoying the journey. I see beauty in the mundane and the sublime. Sometimes, views and vistas evoke feelings in me that I am not eloquent enough to describe, so I let a photo do the talking. I hope some of my photos touch you in the same way.
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