May was a great month. Lots of flowers blooming, lots of hard work, some travel, some visiting family, some great food, some change, and some new projects.
During the first week of the month we took a trip down to Cape May, NJ. Our hotel was a gift from our friends, the weather was perfect, the timing for a break was just right. It was the first real beach trip of the season and we quickly got used to taking many more. So, May was filled with drives down the shore, and relaxing by the ocean whenever possible.
We headed down to NJ to visit family for Mother's Day. We took a trip upstate and visited Storm King Sculpture Park just as the weather was turning hot. We stayed home and visited some of our favorite local haunts.
May was hectic, bordering on insane at work, but looking back, I remember the calmness, the oncoming of summer and the warmth of things you love. The familiar feeling of getting tattooed, mixed with the excitement of something new and permanent. Returning to places you haven't seen in years, the anticipation of what will be waiting, and finding them, more or less, just how you remembered leaving them.
I guess May is always like that. Fresh and new, but pretty much exactly how you left it last year.
It should tell you something about how the months are going when I say that I started this post 2 weeks ago. It may also tell you something that when I made the photo mosaics, I labeled them all "June". I have and have had many posts in mind. But no time to post them. My free time is spent sewing, traveling, or sleeping. My non free time are 12 hour work days, putting out fires, walking to and from work. At least the latter allows me Watcher Spotting time.
May, you came and went like your famous flowers, opening slowly, bursting with life, fading away but replaced by new growth. June, you already have the sweet smell of Summer, like fresh squished mulberrries on the ground. What other sights and sounds and smells await us in you, June?