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June 22, 2021

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When the daylillies arrive, July is just around the corner!

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July 10, 2021 at 3:05 pm

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June 21, 2021

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Happy solstice– and the summer officially begins! My son arrives in the US, but he’s going to his dad’s first so, except for his travel texts, I wait. These pots of herbs are the bright spot in my garden– the rest largely chewed down by the neighborhood fauna. Soon my house and my life will expand to include my children and grandboys, so I rearrange, tie up loose ends, and stock up on foods not usually found in my larder. It’s been so long since we have all been together! So I try to set things up so the time will unfold easily and happily, whatever the weather. And now you know why I am so late in posting the end of June and start of July here on my blog.

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July 10, 2021 at 3:03 pm

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June 20, 2021

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Today I hear that Valle is gone. A terrific 7-string player (center) with great heart and soul, he played Choro for the love and joy of it. Tuesdays in Rio would usually find me at Luiz’s (left) roda in a lively bar, floating my solos over the tight 6- & 7-string harmony lines of those two. My bandolim lies on the table as I stepped away to take this photo. This morning, at home, I play Jacob’s “Evocacao,” in Valle’s memory, a beautiful duet I will always be glad I got to play with him.

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July 6, 2021 at 6:15 pm

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June 19, 2021

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There is a stillness to the day. As if it is waiting for me to dip my toe in. Waiting for an idea to crash on the shore. Or a message to arrive from someone far away. I lean forward and listen hard to my dreams.

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July 6, 2021 at 6:12 pm

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June 18, 2021

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Gardening to do.

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July 6, 2021 at 6:09 pm

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June 17, 2021

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New lilies blooming in my garden.

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July 6, 2021 at 6:08 pm

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week 660 ~ just jump high

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just jump high
find the moon
pierce the sky
just jump high
don’t ask why
it’s too soon
just jump high
find the moon

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July 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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June 16, 2021

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Made it! Nary a flower to be seen for a week. Working away on my new compositions and getting the house set for every square inch to be occupied by those I love. Happy.

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July 6, 2021 at 5:58 pm

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June 15, 2021

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It has been so long since my family has all been here. Everyone together. And it will happen at the end of this month. Feeling joyful at the prospect.

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July 6, 2021 at 5:56 pm

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June 14, 2021

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Days are longer and hotter. Nights are shorter and uncomfortably warm. Dreams are harder to corral. Projects harder to push forward.

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July 6, 2021 at 5:49 pm

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