Thursday, 31 August 2017

Fruit of the Garden

Today is the final day of August, marking five more days until the beginning of the fall semester. I'm excited to get back into the swing of lectures and assignments, new faces and familiar ones, university coffee and yam fries... Until then, I'm soaking up these last days of summer. 

The garden was particularly beautiful this summer; the blueberry bush bore its first fruit, the ochre yellow roses bloomed in both June and August, and an abundance of wild lavatera made itself known in lush collections of purple petals. I've grown to appreciate summer more. Nature manages to flourish despite piercing heat and lack of rain, and it gives us moments of peace to place our minds on throughout our days.    

Jane Austen captures it so well:

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." - Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Happy last day of August, friends! Here's to an excellent September! 

Much love, Vivi

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