Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17: Watering the Lawn

Guests visiting from Vermont were the perfect impetus for us to play tourist with them and enjoy this summer day to the utmost. We took in the arts and crafts show in Harbor Park in Camden this morning, drove into the countryside to hit Morse's Sauerkraut for lunch and treats, spent several hours reading, swimming, and canoeing at my sister and brother-in-law's camp on a lake, enjoyed dinner and sunset over the St. George River at The Slipway in Thomaston, then visited the historic lime kilns on Rockport harbor. When we finally got home, everyone settled in to watch the Red Sox game while I watered the flowers. There's something very meditative about standing in the dark, hose in hand, spraying the greenery, nurturing those sun-parched leaves and roots.

Watering at night,
hose on "shower." Thirsty lawn,
here's a heavy dew.

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