September is creeping in on us as summer draws to a close.
It’s my favorite season, but this year it has definitely been a challenging one. So I’m sad to see it go. I haven’t enjoyed it the way I should have. I haven’t ridden enough horses, I haven’t taken enough walks. I haven’t basked long enough in the sun or written enough songs about the way the light floods through these windows in the morning.
So tonight I want to celebrate the moments of summer I was able to catch. We may not have had the chance to spend the time together, but the time she gave me was breathtaking and heartbreaking and awe-inspiring and peaceful and colorful and all the things summer is in my heart.
March 10. First ride of the new spring season.
March 21, my first crocus siting of the season…
April 17: My world starts to blossom
April 22: A spring joy ride…
with my favorite cowboy
April 25: Celebrating the green grass.
May 1: And the sky is a perfect blend of blue and white and fuzzy horse face.
- May 6: Paddlefishing season!
May 10: The wildflowers bloom.
May 14: And the ranch comes to life.
June 2: The river calls again and it’s my turn to catch something.
June 5: The babies arrive!
June 7: The rain soaked the leaves…
and the badlands…
and the horses…
and the pug.
- June 12: A country church along a back road…
June 17: And then there was the back road itself…
July 2: Summer settles in and we pick our favorite horses
July 7: We turn our faces up toward the hot sun.
- July 10: We welcome the friendly bugs and watch our garden grow
July 21: The hot sun sets on us.
July 21: Checking the cows.
August 7: We’re home!
August 16: Bullberries in the morning.
August 18: Husband got himself another big catch!
August 26: And then there’s the dogs again…
Ah, summer, if I could put you in a jar beside my bed you know I would.
Enjoy the dog days everyone!
If you need me, I’ll be out catching salamanders…