lightening bug catch and release
'tis the season.
tomorrow morning we're off on the long drive north to meet a new baby niece and visit with some friends and family for a few days. I was out in the garden this morning realizing how very many things I should tend to before we go- netting the elderberries so birds don't get them all, going on a mad hunt for cucumber beetles and bean beetles and cabbage loopers, deeply watering a few things and freezing a load of greens. but.
but instead today there was house cleaning (mostly the rental), packing, a library trip to stock up on some books on cd for her in the car, a long-promised trip downtown to watch a dance company practice in the park, miscellaneous errands, and quite a bit of ignoring other things that needed to be done. like the garden stuff. it is HOT out there, folks! so hot that when we got home from our trip to town the only reasonable snack was ice cream.
and now, if we're to eat dinner this evening, I best order some takeout rather immediately.