spring into summer
my 18 year old son had his last day of high school on friday–his graduation another sign, along with the fading of wild geraniums, that summer is here. this one is more bittersweet than most, as i look back over the spring of his life, which i prepared the soil for, tended to, and fretted over for a couple of decades of my prime. now it is time for me to do what you do, when you do this right, and become helpfully obsolete, watching him take his first steps into summer.
wild geranium flowers (Geranium maculatum)