|Just outside the back door of the casita, this|
beautiful holly hock has been a show stopper!
I'm not sure why I slept most of the day. Was it because I: (1) stayed awake most of the night watching television; (2) feel guilty not finishing the baby quilts I started; (3) didn't want to clean house; (4) can't find my cell phone; (5) am being driven crazy by the pro bono project I'm working on; or (5) miss my family. Maybe I'm depressed due to a combination of all of the above. I can set unrealistic goals for myself and then get depressed when I don't finish my projects. In fact, this is one of the problems I've had since I semi-retired a few years ago. In my adult life I've always been busy and have never learned how to relax, kick back, and smell the roses without feeling I'm an under achiever. My thoughts at the end of the day are often that I'm a slacker because I didn't accomplished more. Oh how I need to give myself permission to embrace a slower lifestyle.
Today I'm creating photos of the garden. As is the norm in the high desert, the weather begins changing around mid-August and the many of the beautiful colors in the garden begin to fade as autumn nears. I gain so much joy from the garden each summer and feel a sense of loss when the vibrant colors go away.