Dazzling temperatures and sunny skies fill the valley this week. Mid April starts the "summer" or "growing" season here at Green Gulch. Farm and garden apprentices arrive, flowers start to bloom, practice periods are over, planting, harvesting, and visitors abound. The general feeling is to give ourselves over to the natural schedule provided by longer days of sunlight, warmer temps that encourage action, and the overall excitement we feel living in one of the most beautiful places ever! See the "selfy" to the right depicting me, my new sunglasses, and the Green Gulch private pool.
The weather this week has been amazing, in the 70s all day. Several swims and lovely evening walks to the other watering hole, The Pelican Inn. Of course, like last year, we simultaneously enjoy the warm beauty and worry about the lack of rain (it's probably done for the season and we got about 2-3 inches this year.) Not much, but the iris below sticks out her tongue and says "I'll be ok."
So as the high season mounts, I work to find a balance between rest and play. It's funny how quick I can forget or forsake the early mornings I pull 4-5 days a week. Yes, tonight will be my third night at the Pelican in a week and a half, yes I will be going to Slide Ranch to see music Monday night, the Muir Beach Community Center for a GGF/Slide Ranch mixer and CSA signup Friday, my Grandma's 93 (94?) birthday at the Russian River the day after. I really could fill every day with something fun but every soul needs a little quiet time too. We'll see how it goes.
Come visit this summer!