solstice / garden tour

I'm a June baby, born right around the summer solstice. I don't buy into astrology (especially not horoscopes - God controls our lives, not the "universe"!), but I have noticed a trend that we cancers/midsummer babies tend to be emotive little beings. I feel ev-er-y-thing. when I get into a funk of being too introspective (happens a lot), a walk in the garden almost always helps. that's what I did on solstice morning, fully knowing I would be most likely be late for work (don't be like me, kids!).

  who doesn't love zinnias? & that's okra in the background.

who doesn't love zinnias? & that's okra in the background.

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 the watermelons! I'm most excited about these guys. the plants are covered in fruit.

the watermelons! I'm most excited about these guys. the plants are covered in fruit.

 sweet potatoes - which I could eat my weight in. hoping they grow well.

sweet potatoes - which I could eat my weight in. hoping they grow well.

 a lone volunteer purple bean.

a lone volunteer purple bean.

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 wild + messy but beautiful.

wild + messy but beautiful.

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 rose of sharon is on her last leg, but boy is she beautiful.

rose of sharon is on her last leg, but boy is she beautiful.

I am so thankful for His creation & the beauty that comes with it! I often wonder how heaven is better than earth, as the earth is already so lovely. grateful.

blessings,

Clare

p.s. bear with me as I get in the groove of this whole blogging thing. still stumped as to when & what I should post.