Saturday, June 13, 2009
time and tide
The lupins are out, brightening our hearts and roadways.
They look like spiky crown-tops of some forgotten woodland king, peeking out of the long grass. A few years back, Nova S planted lupins all along the roads and highways in a beautification - and quite possibly tourist - project. Aging stock and repeated mowing have destroyed many (they're quite a fragile plant) but there are still enough to make you gasp as you come around a corner and see a field dappled with coloured pointy stalks, swaying in the breeze.
Blues and pinks and purples, everywhere you look for a few weeks each spring.
I spent a very nice afternoon lazing around - Cass was at a party, and I had time to myself - an intoxicating few hours to stroll through the grocery (which is a very different place when you aren't running through the aisles on a time line or shepherding children) go find some things to take photos of, and sit (sit!) at a park, smelling the beach roses. It was heady and wonderful and completely foreign.
And being childless made me realize how different things will be this fall. With both kids in school, I'm going to have time for things.
Time by myself. Time for myself.
Which will be as strange in its own way as having both kids be in school.
Funny how seeing the strange, shaggy flowerheads peering out at me can cause such introspection.