Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yesterday is Not Today

I was afraid.  

Last summer was a visceral endurance.  69+ days crackling over 100F and MONTHS without rain.

This year, the porch thermometer has yet to hit 100F and rain has nourished the gardens.  


Yesterday is not Today.

I want to remember that next time I fall into fear.


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19 comments:

  1. so perfect Kathleen.
    I think this should be on one of those plastic bracelets everyone wears .
    well, except , I don't wear them, but still.

    love it , and the photo,and your heart

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  2. How right you are. I found you from the blog hop. Lovely blog, by the way.

    Hope you enjoy another day that does not reach 100 degrees! :-)

    Susan

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  3. Thank-you. I needed that one today.

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  4. Gorgeous picture and gorgeous thought. So far, this summer is definitely more pleasant than last, and that's a thought that I need to hold onto when I find myself giving in to my tendency to grumble.

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  5. Hasn't it been such a welcome relief? In so many ways.

    I will soon head to the northeast coast where, I am to learn, the temps will get into the 100's. Now there is something really wrong about that.

    However, I must add that two years ago, made the same trip, and the temps unexpectedly dropped into the 80's. It was delightful. It can't always be so good, I guess. But I'm secretly hoping.

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  6. Yesterday is not Today is a great thing to tell ourselves each morning just before we get out of bed. Thanks for the reminder, Kathleen!

    This is a more gentle summer for us this year as well, though our rain stopped in early June, and the garden has been appreciating the break. All I need now is a good week of 90 degree temperatures to ripen up all those green tomatoes. x0 N2

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  7. What a perfect reminder. Thanks, Kathleen. (And short enough for me to remember!)

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  8. Wow...that is great advice...I love it...I am visiting from Sarcastic Bastards blog...

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  9. SB sent me over, too. Great adivce!!

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  10. This summer has been SO much better, hasn't it.

    You're right. Each day has it's own special blessings. We just need to be reminded of that, sometime.

    Thanks....

    ~~Linda...

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  11. I'm having to remind myself of that, as well.

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  12. Glorious colours of the sunset Kathleen and a lovely reminder that we should treasure each day.
    I am pleased to hear that you are having a better Summer and you have had some rain ... something to be thankful for.
    I know about that feeling of fear, I am hoping our Summer will be milder this year and hoping for no destructive bushfires. xoxoxo ♥

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  13. Wonderful picture and message :)

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  14. Yes! I was just reading Jean McWeeney's blog http://www.diggrowcompostblog.com/2010/07/you-can-take-my-drought-and.html. She is in northern Louisiana where they are currently experiencing severe drought, and I wanted to say something reassuring to her, to remind her that the rain will come again. Your blog entry says it perfectly.

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  15. "fall into fear" how pretty - but terrifying all the same. Truly, we've been getting some scorchers this year, hope it goes back to normal soon. . .glad you've been having some nice weather there!

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  16. Kathleen, Great post~I think it's too easy for any of us to collapse into fear~for lots of reasons~Not just drought! gail

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