big sky, bigger trees

so much can happen when with three of your closest friends in a beautiful place with lots to eat & drink.
the montana trip, for friend Q's b-day, was a truly great one. when you spend time with people who just, know, you. and mix in nature wonderlands. good times.

took a long drive up to magical Glacier Nat'l Park. where we could only drive in 16 miles due to weather/roads. but I saw enough. to know that it is magically wooded with waterfalls and more-than-bubbling brooks. mossy & rocky. with trees taller than buildings here at home. and sheltering mountains capped in snow. I believe a statement was made, that you wouldn't be surprised if you saw a unicorn. that's just how fantastic it is.

the colors of green were amazing. and the sun was fighting to get through the trees.

much more to the trip. which I'll post about in another blurb.



yesterday, according to my desk calendar, was Juneteenth. honoring a day when slaves in some parts of the South heard that they were free.

and also, according to a wise source, it appears I've been too distracted to keep this little blog updated. so here.

the tomatoes have reached my height. my fear is that this is due to not enough sunlight, and not because of my gardening mastery. nonetheless, they are also now blooming. tomatoes in July!

the basil needs harvesting. on the to-do list of next week.

the green beans are barely budding. but will be a-need-a-picking soon.

the bergamot has produced an interesting flower. and the bed of bergamot, lemon balm, thyme & lavendar, next to my back porch. is just about the best smelling place you might find.

finally, an interesting and rather precarious addition, to my back porch. for a time.

on the agenda. trip to the big sky north over the summer solstice. not that the big sky is bigger than this blue one I'm under now. but I'll be joining my dear friends. and when I return, will have some pics of mountain country to share.


catching up

two summery weekends have past.
wedding of friends, which was sunny, windy and warm. as any Kansas June wedding is. if not chilly, windy & wet. it was a country wedding. with plenty of food, friends and happy smiles. though also some mosquitoes. we had on springtime prints, freshly done nails & fancy hair with many bobby pins & hairspray.

the past weekend, simply warm. with lots of breezy daytime weather. got some weeding done. and marveled at my suddenly huge tomatoes, green beans & morning glories. there was also grilling of meat, ice cream over brownies, plenty of whiskey--good stuff on ice, cheap stuff in coke. and daytime naps in the air-conditioning.

and last night, a visit from my nephew & niece and their parents. with some DQ in hand. a lovely way to end a weekend.

upcoming, Montana.

and then will come the 4th. one may begin to wonder just how quickly the summer plans to fly by.


it's our time.

"And because of what you said – because you decided that change must come to Washington; because you believed that this year must be different than all the rest; because you chose to listen not to your doubts or your fears but to your greatest hopes and highest aspirations, tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another – a journey that will bring a new and better day to America. Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States."