“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

Today is hot, at least by Cape standards. It is 86˚. The low will be tonight when it drops to the 60’s. This room, my den, is dark and cool because the sun doesn’t hit it until the late afternoon, but I’m thinking the AC will probably be cranking before then. I’m already warm.

Stuck inside has me on a weird schedule. I’m up until 2 or 3 then I sleep in, usually until 10ish. When I woke up his morning, I noticed something white under my bureau. I touched it, and it was warm. I ran for paper towels to clean it up, but I didn’t have to. It was Jack’s paw. He was sleeping under the bureau. I felt silly.

It is time to dust mop the floors again. The fur is back. Yay, now I have a list. My dump sticker arrived yesterday so I can also go to the dump. Be still my heart!

My mashed potatoes and peas are still waiting. I had boring hot dogs for supper last night. But for lunch, I had the best sandwich of tomatoes, cheddar cheese and avocado topped with a horseradish cream sauce on pieces of Hawaiian bread. I think I’m still licking my chops.

When I woke up this morning, I heard the most beautiful bird song outside my bedroom window. Jack too heard it and jumped on the bureau to get at the window. He scared the bird.

My wild rose bush is in bloom. It is covered in dainty white flowers. The bush is on one side of the front flower bed. My landscaper keeps hoping I’ll let him at it, but I’m holding fast. Those bushes are all over the cape. I love riding down 6A this time of year and seeing the rose bushes blooming along the road side.

It is definitely coming on summer. The kids have finished their remote learning. More is opening up here. Some stores now allow inside shopping. I’m not so eager to go shopping, but I am eager to get out of the house if only for a little while. I almost feel like clicking my heels in the air on my way to the car.

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8 Comments on ““It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We didn’t reach that high here today, it stopped at 83,3F but that was more than enough hot for me. We didn’t even get a cool morning so all insects were already flying around when we came out.

    My garden smelled of roses and moch orange when I woke up, there are worse smells to wake up to 🙂 Too hot for anything cooked so I’ll make a sandwich or two and I’ll have icy cold milk to drink. The cottage is hot everywhere so the fan will work hard tonight 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I turned on my air conditioner this morning. The house was hot at 76˚. It didn’t take long for the house to get nice and cool. I turned the AC off in the late afternoon. The house is comfortable.

      I made dinner. I cooked a roast and had mashed potatoes and peas. It was delicious, and the first full meal I’ve had in a while. I guess the cool house helped get me moving. I even have enough for a second dinner.

      Enjoy your day!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    That sandwich sounds wonderful. The only improvement I would make is a couple of strips of bacon. Bacon makes everything better. 🙂 Simce my gastric scare in February, my spouse has put me on a very strict bacon regimen, once a month if I’m lucky. You should have seen the look on my Gastroenterologist’s face when I told him I was eating bacon every morning. He’s south Asian and probably a vegetarian. That was the part my wife took to heart. 🙁

    I don’t understand how southerners haven’t figured out that the Civi War, or as they call it the war between the states, was not about slavery. I remember in the fifth grade being told by my social studies teacher that the war was fought over states rights and not slavery. This was in the then segregated Dallas school district. I knew she was wrong and told her. Obviously, the myth continues today among lot’s of folks all over this country. Confederate war hero statues helps continue this lie. All the confederate officers were traitors and many attended West Point where the motto has always been, Duty, Honor, Country. Which part did they not understand when they led rebel forces against the U.S. army.

    The weather was another version of the last several days but only with higher humidity.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    My yard is full of those roses, too. Mostly they don’t smell for very long but they are very good at taking over everything. I have cut out a bunch of them but it’s a losing battle. I love how they look when they’re in flower but the rest of the time they are just plain vicious with nasty recurved thorns.
    I wish I had some avocado so I could make that sandwich.
    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Every year after blooming they are cut down almost to the ground. They grow back and get cut again. the good part is I don’t have to cut them.

      I bought the avocado hard and waited. It was perfect yesterday. The cheddar is a slab of Vermont cheddar. They were out of Irish cheddar. It was a great sandwich.

      Have a great day!


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