Good lord, did I need a break.
You know that thing that happens when you have been going a million miles an hour for a while, and then you rest and then you get sick because your body will finally let you?
Yeah, that. This time, I fully welcomed it. And it got me re-thinking the garden. About going lo-fi in the garden to keep things simpler and simpler.
Down in our raised beds, the bed that is the happiest and makes me happiest has perennial flowers and herbs in it. The bed that frustrates me the most is the high maintenance vegetable bed. Because it is far away from the house - it gets away from me constantly.
So, I'm hoping for one smallish vegetable bed much closer to the house (or just incorporating more veggies into our front yard landscape) and putting more lavender, perennials and berries down in the raised beds. So I can weed easily, mulch heavily and let it all be.
This lull has me stepping away from the computer and the camera (just for a spell!) and reading this, listening to this, watching a bit of this, eating piles of homemade potato salad (with bacon and homegrown dill) and swimming here (Mint Springs!) with Willa.