"I wonder what it would be like to live in a
world where is is always June."
~L. M. Montgomery
If, according to Gladys Taber, May is a magical month then so, too, is June. It is a beautiful time of year and makes me think of that song from the musical, Carousel...June Is Busting Out All Over.
The flowers are growing by leaps and bounds. At least those in the pots are, the newly planted perennials have just begun to look more alert. Three of the four Salvia that I transplanted are doing well. Not sure the other one is going to make it.
The skies have been beautiful with white fluffy clouds lately. I love days like this and it makes me want to hop in the car and take a drive.
I love all the different colors of flowers from the pale pinks to the vibrant purples and yellows.
There used to be a woman who lived in this town that would only plant white flowers. She lived in a white house, drove a white car and wore white clothing.
I love white and one of my favorite shirts is mostly white, but I need more color in my life than just white. I'd definitely be bored to death with nothing but white flowers. But to each his own, as they say.
This is also a special month for many as a lot of weddings take place in June. BG and I were married in June. Our son has a special birthday coming later this month. A lot of special days are celebrated this month.
When I was a youngster, school always ended in May and June was the beginning of summer vacation for me. Three whole glorious months! I loved summers on the farm.
There were no tech games or devices in those days and we had to make do with swimming in ponds instead of swimming pools. We had horses to ride and woods to walk in and roller skates that clipped on our shoes to zoom around the basement when the weather didn't allow outside play.
Of course, we had chores to do when we were old enough. I remember bribing my little brother with the promise of a nickel or dime...which would buy a candy bar or soda back in those days!...if he would dry the dishes as I washed them.
Most times, ornery me wouldn't pay up but he never said a word and would fall for my bribe all over again next time. ☺ Well, maybe not every time!
I could reminisce for hours. It's fun to revisit the past once in awhile, isn't it? At least, the good times...sweet memories.
I try to put unpleasant memories...and most of us have at least a few...in a box and only open that box on occasion when I want to examine something. It's not that I'm hiding from them, but those days or moments are in the past and reliving sad or unhappy times is just not that helpful, in my opinion.
Our sunsets have been gorgeous this spring. The sun has moved over to the right and isn't setting directly in front of our house as it does in the fall.
The windows in the kitchen and dining area faced west in the house on the farm I grew up in, and I remember watching many sunsets from them.
It was where I began my lifelong love affair with sunsets and nature and skies with fluffy white clouds.
I hope you are enjoying the beauty of this month of June, too!
Happy Wednesday to you!