I feel like my garden has gotten out of my control; I've been away too much, and, when here, I've been distracted and busy. It's been hot, too. So, I spent some time on Friday evening doing my least favorite garden tasks: tearing out overgrown and dry plants. There's still a bunch more of that work to do.
Today, I started some new seeds, which is a happier job.
And, as if a sign of grace and possibility, the fig tree yielded up some delicious fruits. I love how figs hide their fleshy beauty inside such misleading, shriveling brown exterior.In between a bunch of other adventures (including fashioning 5 veils to make clergy robes look like nun costumes for our Sound of Music Singalong at the church), I also finally sewed a wraparound skirt from an old sheet I got at the thrift store. It's deliciously soft, and lined with another dangerously soft (and worn) sheet.
On Friday, I tried to take care of myself a bit: a fresh haircut, buying some watercolors, and a massage; when I was in Santa Fe, I relaxed enough to notice how tense the muscles in my shoulders were. I still feel tender from having those muscles loosened. A good, looser kind of tender. Enough to make me think I should not wait so long next time.