The past few days have felt more like summer than spring. Our temperatures have been in the low 90's, with high humidity. Today I had to water the garden since no rain has fallen in the past few days either. Tomatoes are hanging heavy on the vines, and the fruit trees are full of peaches, plums, apricots and figs. I noticed lots of tiny pears on the pear tree too.
My knee is nearly healed which means I can get back to working in the garden, so long as I remember not to over do it.
My friend Debbie is here visiting for a couple weeks which should help keep me from spending too many hours working in the garden since we seem to want to visit more than work. We have been best friends for nearly 50 years.
Yesterday we had a wonderful impromptu afternoon tea....Mei-Lings idea. She loves taking tea and even helped set the table in the living room for me. It was nice having friends and family gathered around sipping earl gray and eating finger foods.
Life is all about that sort of thing, sitting together visiting and sharing life's moments. Passing babies around, each one of us wanting our turn holding Yen or playing a game with Mei-Ling.
Taking about "the good old days" and sharing stories that have been passed down through time.
Our hearts were full of the things that count, not about what kind of clothes were worn or how much money we all made. It was all about the people, the love, the moment, the joy of sharing a cup or two of tea around the table in the living room. Life is good, when its real.