Monday, June 21, 2010
This vision I have in my head is all about capturing the magic light that floats through the side garden. As the sun begins to go down, it filters through, lighting up everything between the backyard and the front. It can make plants glow and in the evening, while the backyard is heady with the scent of jasmine and soon, lilies. I imagine gazing at the sun as it sets on a hot summer day and seeing the purple fountain grass light up and assure me that yes, indeed it is summer.
For now it is a vision because today it was 55 degrees out and I turned on the seat-heater in my car. The cats and dog are hovering in front of the floor heating vents, and the radiant floor heat upstairs is providing a very popular place for them to nap. Just like it was November or something.
But instead, I'm keeping focus on my vision described above. Let's close our eyes and breathe deeply, fellow Pacific Northwesterners. While our friends and family in other parts of the country may be complaining about the heat and their days spent at the pool, we can take comfort in the fleece we have not yet had to pack away for the season. I almost wore tights with boots the other day but I stopped myself before I committed that heinous crime.
I have this vision. The sun grows warm and lights up that purple fountain grass. And it better come true, dammit.
P.S. Happy Summer Solstice!