Summer is bountiful in every way. Time with my teenage kids is bountiful, and they, mostly, enjoy each other's company. They each get a kick out of the other's sense of humor, so laughter is bountiful. Plans and responsibilities are bountiful. Ambitions are bountiful. My garden is bountiful enough, with plenty for me to eat, and will soon be overly bountiful, which will be fine since I will have enough to give away. What is proving not to be bountiful is time to take care of it all. Still, I can only do my best, and we are very blessed with this bustling, happy household.
Take a good look at my arugula. You can see the telltale nibble marks of the fat, green tomato worms (really caterpillars) who have found the greens first. I pick through these and give the chewed ones to my dogs Emma an Ellie, who don't mind eating after caterpillars. They love veggies!
Well, my plate is full today -- literally and figuratively -- so I'd better go get to it! Find and enjoy your bounty!