Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Green to Gold

Last week, it was unbelievably hot and humid.  We expect that here in Summer, but it's never, ever welcome. 

As I walked out in the hot, slick atmosphere of the early morning to visit our chrysalis and be sure it was safe, I felt a bit like Hopkins, Wilberforce, or Dickinson, inspecting the dew, the insects, the spider webs, the minutiae of the garden.

It has been a pleasant ritual.

This week, the weather has turned.  The humidity has dropped, the night air is cooler, the mornings sweet and calm, the days warm and perfect.  We've had the windows open, and it's been wonderful. 

This is the weather that turns green to gold.