While sipping an early coffee on the deck, relishing the sweet dampness that accompanies these cool, August mornings, this heart shaped leaf fluttered down and settled on a geranium plant. It’s been a rough couple of weeks at Casa Nancy and this simple “gift” was somehow soothing.
Though my eye has healed nicely, I am still unable to wear my contacts again for another two weeks. This has made posting — and most other things — very challenging as I try to make due with a very old pair of specs before I am able to have a proper eye exam done. Thanks to everyone who has continued to visit Leaping Greenly — I appreciate your readership.
In the middle of my eye incident, Manchester, my daughter’s kitty that we’ve been looking after for the best part of two years now, became very ill. A trip to the vet ended up in a 4-day hospital stay and, sadly, he was diagnosed with late stage kidney disease — unpreventable, irreversible, and without a cure. We are heartbroken, especially after having recently lost our own sweet Toby. He’s improved significantly after recovering from his hospital IV therapy and seems much more like himself. My daughter is coming home from Alberta on Sept 2, and we’re hoping that he stays reasonably healthy and comfortable until she arrives so she can spend some time with him. Her original plan was to return to Alberta with Manchester, but that’s not in the cards now. At least he’s not in any pain, which is a great comfort. So, that’s been rough, too.
Another happy accident was seen in the bird bath this morning when I went to clean it and freshen the water. Perhaps the Universe is trying to tell me something. :-)
As for the garden, things seem to have almost come to a standstill. New buds are forming on almost every plant, however — I believe they like the recent cooler weather. There’s a distinct hint of September in the air, much as I hate to acknowledge it. Seasons change…days shorten…shadows lengthen and that wonderful cycle continues in spite of us. And that IS the heart of the matter.