"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." - L. M. Montgomery
Today is the summer solstice here in the northeast. This is the longest day of the year when the sun is highest in the sky and the garden is in all its wonderful glory.
It is the start of new beginnings in the garden as new buds open day after day and continue until fall. It is a time for getting the hands dirty and not caring as long as you're in the garden. It is a time for dreaming of the next addition and how it will give so much joy.
I can stay in the garden for hours without even realizing the time that has gone by. It is a time of relaxation and solitude. It is a time of satisfaction.
It is really the most wonderful time of the year here for the gardener. There is so much to look forward to. Enjoy your garden for it will bring you joy.
"Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow