How I love these mornings.
Two of the boys were having friends over for gaming last night. At 3.45 a.m. they were still playing and 4.30 I ordered them to bed. The sun rises very early, so I decided to get up and enjoy the morning twilight. A slight mist embraced the garden and covered the trees in a white veil. It’s amazing how the garden looks different.
The lavender blooms have faded and I need to spend at least an hour to cut them off, the roses need a small maintenance too. Everyone is still asleep, most neighbours are on holiday, the quietness is almost physical, embracing me. In my neighbourhood we keep an eye on each others houses and water the terrace plants when we are away. The planning is carefully done over a glass of wine, who’s maintaining that garden while they are away? That’s so nice, living in a neighbourhood where we care for one another.
The sun has cleared the mist now. The summer will continue next week with temperatures above 30°C. The boys go for a dip in the stream when they need to cool off. The birds are more quiet now, some have already had their first brood and are busy hatching the next.
The tomatoes will soon ripe, my cucumbers have been giving us their gifts for a few weeks now. The herbs are free from aphids, and we pick free vitamins every day to sprinkle on the food. When giving nature tender loving care you are gifted tenfold in return.