Sunday, May 25, 2014

reclaiming spaces

Just as I have been wrestling the garden back from weeds, the kids have been outside beside me, reclaiming some of their favorite spaces and areas to play in.  I can hear them talking quietly to each other as they investigate and rediscover places they played last year, the thwack of a lacrosse ball against the barn, singing as they swing in the woods on the hammock, negotiating silly games with extremely complicated rules, building fairy houses, searching for newly unearthed treasures, and staking out new areas that they will be drawn to this year as well.

I found this, in a grove of scrubby trees near the orchard.  They had found some lawn furniture I had taken out of the shed.  And set up.  Clearly, they are ready for visitors.

And as they return to their summer places and activities, I am reminded of just how little is required this time of year for an evening of hilarity.  A bit of warmth.  And a garden hose.  Is all it takes, really.

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend!  It's going to be a wet one.

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