The before photo: June 7, 2011
versus: June 20th.
However, if you look closely you'll see I'm overrun by lupines. That's because I didn't thin them out in the spring. I did little weeding, in fact. I meant to.
Ever have one of those
into the sun? Well, it rained.
I'm sure you can see the parallel between gardening and writing. And yes, I'm sitting here preparing to leave on my book tour on Sunday, wondering whether I've left too many lupines in my story. Are they choking the heck out of my lilies, forget-me-nots, hostas?
Left to my own devices, I'd continue to wonder and worry -- except I had a brilliant editor and copy-editor, and they caught my mistakes!
Okay, big breath, exhale, relax. ...
By the time I return home, my garden is going to look spectacular. And I'll have tall tales to tell you about my trip -- my first official book tour.
Meanwhile, after I scrub the bathrooms, fold the laundry, weed the garden, prepare the hamburgers for the BBQ tonight, think I'll douse myself in insect repellent and enjoy a beautiful sunny day.
Ah the joy of living in the north.
Happy second day of summer, everybody!
Ps. I did get a chance to sit in the sun. What a beautiful day.