I'm so delighted that my friend O. has moved into my neighborhood! Today she hosted a garden work party, where beautiful garden beds, once a sketch in her mind, became real. And O. is being so generous with allowing friends (including me!) to use garden space in her yard as well. I plan on growing some sunflowers and perhaps some vegetables. This day of watching so many willing hands digging and planting in the earth made ache for summer. As I stared at O.'s yard, I tried to imagine what her garden would look like in August. Oh, August. I felt a warmth in my stomach, like a sunflower itself were trying to grow right inside me.