Absolutely beautiful day here today so worked in the garden for an hour or so, finally got one bed cleared and started on the herb bed. We had nearly 3 inches of rain on Thursday so pulling weeds was easy and very satisfying.
Heard that a colleague we worked with in California passed away this last week, she was only 48, and our daughter says that she's heard that someone she went to high school with has died, making her feel very old. I told that the only answer is to go forth and be joyful, to celebrate each day. It doesn't have to be anything spectacular, just savor the moments because that's what life is made of, moments.
Gardening is so therapeutic, watching things grow and knowing you've been part of it.
Usually our Lantana bush is covered with flowers all summer, but the first part of the summer was very dry and it scarcely had a bloom. But after the last week or so of heavy showers it's covered with flowers and better yet butterflies. Today it was mostly Gulf Fritillaries and one very old looking Swallowtail. It always brings a smile to my face to see them.