Myths are public dreams. Dreams are private myths. By finding your dream world and following it through, it will lead you to the myth world in which you live.
~ Joseph Campbell
Summer has been ticking right along here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. Flowers are blooming, berries and other fruits are ripening, vegetables are growing like gangbusters, and we are overrun with rabbits. We need a fox or some other animal to help thin out the colony. There must be at least 50 of them hopping around out there. Probably more.
We have also been blessed with guests. My brother and his wife were here for a couple of days. It was a fun visit. We spent a lot of time in the pool, worrying about nothing except what we were going to have to eat for our next meal. We talked and laughed and had a great time.
Tomorrow we’ll have more guests. Friends from Pennsylvania are going to make their way down here to spend a day or two with us.
Hopefully they will help us eat some vegetables. Zucchini and yellow squash are doing well this year, and our CSA has stocked us up with enough of both to feed a couple of armies. I’ve made zucchini and basil soup, pasta with zucchini, grilled zucchini and yellow squash, fried zucchini and yellow squash, and other variations on a squash theme. This morning I searched for pickled squash recipes, and may give that a try to preserve some of this bounty.
Our friends will leave on Sunday, and we’ll get a day or two of rest before M’s sister comes to visit for several days. As my brother put it, it’s tourist season here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch.
It’s lovely having visitors, and I’m looking forward to more.
The weather is hot and humid. The sunrises and sunsets have been hazy. It’s going to be a while before it cools off so it’s best to take it slow and easy, and try to get the outdoor work done in the early mornings.
I reckon that’s about it from the ranch on this summery Friday. Did you have a good week? What’s your weekend looking like? Do you have any plans or adventures in the works?
Thank you for dropping in today, and exploring bits of summer with me. Let’s meet out on the dock at sunset. There’s always a nice breeze out there. Sunset is scheduled for 8:30 PM. It’s best to come about 10-20 minutes early so you don’t miss the sun slipping behind the tree line. You might want to stay a while after the sun leaves us for the day. It’s a new moon night, and the stars are amazing.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂