15 June 2011
We had a little bit of rain recently and the grass shot up in response. Mowing the lawn brings such a sense of satisfaction, doesn't it? To look out over a freshly-shorn lawn is much like looking at a newly-vacuumed carpet. Makes me happy. Don't judge.
However, the lack of rain has also meant that the snap peas I planted a while back have withered and died. I have hopes for the herbs and lettuce, but we'll see. I'm trying to not get too invested in the edible garden this summer since I will be gone for over one month and won't be able to tend to it. Makes me a little sad.
Slowly making my way through Jane Eyre (the Penguin hardcover with Coralie Bickford-Smith cover, of course). Reading it for the first time since college (gasp!), I am finding myself enjoying the details of the story and language. Finding little quotes that I read aloud just for the pleasure of their imagery. Next up on the purchase list: either Tess of the D'Urbervilles (love!) or Wuthering Heights. Can't decide...