We are having a bit of humidity today, and warm temperatures today and yesterday. We are headed to Lake George for the weekend. Two days of bliss on Fork Island. I plan on doing NOTHING! Just observing and soaking in the world around me. I want to be one with nature. I can't wait to sleep outside on the ground. Waking at the sunrise, watching the sunset and sitting around a campfire with my hubby and best friends n the world. Total bliss.
I finished up my tests yesterday and found out that my health issues all are fixable, news for which I am very, very grateful. I will be on a very strict diet for a long period of time, and then I can't eat the way I used to ever again. Healthy foods only for now on. I did have a 1cm pre-cancerous polyp removed. So it is really good that I went in 4 years earlier then the plan. Now I will be going for tests more often.
As of yesterday I still have Hummingbirds passing through. Feeders were cleaned and re-filled. I may redo them again tomorrow just because of the heat, I don't want the migrants drinking sour sugar water.
Here is the poem in it's entirety.
The Peace of Wild ThingsWhen despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
— Wendell Berry