Above: a scene from a moonlit walk, because I so appreciate being able to go on walks now that I can’t wait for it to get light!
It’s been a strange summer. I spent much of it being ill, properly ‘can’t do anything, go anywhere, just have to sit still‘ ill. I feel changed by it. I have such huge appreciation for the good in my world now: the wonderful people I share my life with, the amazing place I live.
Seriously, there was no better place to lie around being ill than in my garden. Bats and giant dragonflies kept coming out of the pond and trees to peer at me. Tall trees rustled protectively around me. And the sun shone and shone this summer, didn’t it?
And books! Films! Netflix! Thank you, thank you, to all those creators: you kept my mind occupied while my body healed.
And the less than good? It highlighted itself with such clarity that I am left so much wiser and, I hope, more able to deflect it in the future.
Things that happened while I was still: the witch stone near Fraserburgh was cleared of gorse so it can now be seen.
I had a wee story published in an anthology.
But summer is over now. Illness is over. So, boots on, off out into the moonlight I go!