Wild Flower

This morning I picked Queen Anne’s Lace, a wild flower from the “lawn”. It isn’t thriving, the blooms are airy and delicate this year. They are so pretty, sitting in a white mug of water beside the Heliopsis in the vintage Coca Cola glass.

The sun is peeking out from time to time. Although the temperature is an otherwise comfortable 24C, the humidex is already 31C, and the day is just getting started. Since we had substantial rainfall yesterday afternoon, the garden will be able to make the most of this heat.

After a naughty breakfast of leftover Tuna Noodle Casserole, I’ve taken the chicken out of the freezer to thaw for tonight’s dinner. I’ve paid bills, tied up loose administrative ends, and fussed about a bit in the kitchen. I have a list of things I would like to accomplish today, laundry and cleaning. Not very exciting, but when these tasks are done it creates a lightness in the atmosphere.

Attila finished securing the garage yesterday evening. All of the openings, through which flying insects could enter, have been closed. He even painted the remaiing bare wood bits of the exterior finishes. There is still much to do, and I am hopeful that this weekend will bring the project to the point where Attila feels a sense of completion, and the process of moving items from the basement to the garage can begin in earnest.

I wandered away from writing this entry and forgot to come back! Until now, after 10:30 p.m., when my eyes are so bleary that I can hardly see, and my bed is beginning to look like heaven on earth. Spell checking is not happening here tonight!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 9:00 AM EDT Thursday 2 August 2018
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.7 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: 22.6°C
Dew point: 20.7°C
Humidity: 89%
Wind: SW 14 km/h
Humidex: 31
Visibility: 24 km


“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”
Aldous Huxley
1894 – 1963

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Your story of Queen Ann’s Lace reminded me of being at the cottage 2 weeks ago. One morning I was sitting in the living room when I spied the neighbor across the street walk over with a watering can and pour some water in the middle of the grassy edge of our driveway. What in the world?!

I watched as he left and re-entered his house. After a decent interval, I casually walked down to the road to try and see what he was watering. There I found a 8 inch or so nascent sunflower stalk, leaves opened to the sun!

We’re at the cottage again this long weekend. I’m watching as the new tiny flower bud begins to grow. 🙂