The heat is exceptional today…but regardless, there is already a sense in the garden, that summer is fading. Mary’s Lilies have yet to bloom and they will be gorgeous and the sunflowers are the height of George Duncan’s outdoor art by now, but apart from that, all else has bloomed. Calgary’s growing season is so short…it’s as though everything comes to life suddenly and then passes. I’m grateful for the beautiful walk along the river with Max today. I’m grateful for the opportunity to take pause and relax in the shade of the Mayday tree.