Wow! This was a long trip! We went to St. Louis, Missouri; visited a friend in Columbus, Ohio; visited more friends in Niagara Falls, New York; crossed the border to see Toronto in Canada; went to New York City; saw the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and took a short break to see the in-laws in North Carolina, before we went back home to Dallas, Texas. About 3752 miles (6038 Kilometers) in 8 days were driven. Kevin, the girls and I had tons of fun on this trip. And we definitely have to go back to New York City to see more sights. In the days to come, I’ll write more blogs about this wonderful trip. ❤
Blessed Litha! Sacred fire!
Magical sunrise stirs desire
Queen of Heaven and of Earth
We celebrate your bright rebirth
We see your first blessed rays
In these magical solstice days
Ascending cycle to fulfil
Dancing on the silver hill.
Lilies burn with your desire
Intoxicating spirit fire
As oak and myrrh and mugwort burn
Elder, chamomile and fern
The sacred serpent eats the Spring
Then brings Autumn on the wing
Burning wreaths of sweet vervain
The Goddess will return again.
While I was harvesting some beans, cherry tomatoes and a beef steak tomato, I watched this beautiful sunset. The weather is perfect for seeing the sun go down. It is warm enough (90+ºF) to avoid the mosquitoes at this time of the day. In another half an hour, it’s a different story.
This morning I noticed the first blossom on one of my tomatillo plant in my home garden. It’s my first year growing tomatillos. I hope, we will get a good batch for making enchilada sauce. That would be soooo awesome.
Kevin and I saw the musical “Rock of Ages” at the Casa Mañana in Fort Worth, last night. It was very refreshing listening to songs, we used to know every word of the lyrics back when we were teenagers. Surprisingly, I found out right inside the theater, that we got seats in the first row. We were so close to the stage, that “Stacee Jaxx” couldn’t resist flipping a thong in my face. I kept the thong as a souvenir. 😀 😉
Overall, the show was awesome. We had an amazing evening, enjoying great music on a Saturday evening. Kevin and I definitely have to repeat that. ❤
The fairies like our garden so much, they sent out the kobold to grow some mushrooms for the garden. Sara was happy, that Mrs. Rabbit pointed the mushrooms out to her. I told Sara, that the kobold must have been very busy taking good care of the mushrooms. Now, she’s waiting for the kobold to grow more mushrooms around the fairy house. 😉 But for the mushrooms to grow, we need a little bit more rain.