Thursday, June 11, 2015

Speedy June and Temperatures Rising

Although it got off to a cold start, the temperatures are heating up and the month of June is transforming itself into "that" month. 

What is "that" month?

It is the month where activities shift from inside to outside. Where pool time becomes the norm and sitting inside watching TV is a distant memory associated with the frigid days past.
Rhododendron in Bloom

It is the month where when confronted with fifteen spare minutes, I grab a golf club and head outside to my net to try and learn how to swing more efficiently and make better ball contact. It is a process, but I feel like I am beginning to have small breakthroughs--I just wish I could get to a real range to help quantify these small changes and see if they are real. 

Today is June 11th! The month is flying by too fast! (I actually wrote June 10th and then realized that I had already completed that day!)
Poppies in Danby

Even the June flowers are passing. I enjoyed a second springtime while I was in New York last weekend, being treated to a rhododendron is full bloom and the poppies in my parent's yard. They reminded me of my own flowers whose time has come and gone.

I know there are major events looming in the future--like the end of school, end-of-the-year parties, and vacations; but the ever increasing pace suggests that these event will be over before I want them to arrive.

I am beginning to appreciate the planning that goes into making a trip successful, but I am really looking forward to the day when a vacation is not limited to two weeks during the summer--but maybe it could be four months during the winter!

I dream of renting a villa in Italy or Argentina and living there on a semi-permanent vacation.

I am enjoying life a day at a time--but, even then it is passing so quickly that just as I begin to enjoy a day, it is over and time to do it all again.

Stop to smell the flowers because they'll be gone tomorrow when you find the time.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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