September Catch Up


Andrew WeidmanSomehow, August has passed me by, at least as far as Life In the Fast Lane is concerned. It seems a moment ago we were sweltering in the heat of summer; now we’re rushing into fall at breakneck speed. A few trees are even sporting autumn colors, at least on a branch or two.

In those lost days (weeks, really), I wanted to write about ripe peaches, a garden that was planted to be shared, and a gathering of fruit enthusiasts. None of that happened. Instead, I got caught up in the whirlwind that is life in general: deadlines and schedules, work projects and family gatherings, pop-up crises and crisis management. This isn’t a grocery list of complaints; sometimes, life just gets in the way.

peachesBy now, Orion has begun his seasonal journey across the sky, already hanging in the predawn eastern horizon. Blue jays scream at the feeder and in the oak trees, arguing, it seems, over the quality of the sunflower seeds and acorns. Meanwhile, the treetops pulse with the rhythms of cicadas by day and katydids all night. Even the Canada geese are getting in on the action, drilling their now-fledged goslings on the finer points of formation flight. I swear the parents are honking out, ‘Left! Left! Left, right, left!” while the kiddies fuss, “Are we there yet?”

 With so much to share and so many posts missed, I suppose I need to make a few decisions. If you don’t mind, I think I’ll save the piece on peaches for next summer (or maybe this winter, when we could use a reminder of this winter), and focus on the garden of sharing, at least for now.

The Midway Trail Garden 

The Midway Trail Garden

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