I believe we in the northern hemisphere always look forward to the month of June.
June is special for gardeners and outdoor lovers. Our flowers look perfect before
the real heat of summertime beats down on our sunburned necks.
Here in the hot and humid southeast, keeping up the garden becomes somewhat
of a tiresome chore once June is gone! Right now the trees are awesome with
fresh foliage in every shade of green, and in their branches a new generation
of sweet singing birds.
Tonight, and it's definitely not too soon, more like far too late, our city will be
under a curfew from 8 PM until 5 AM each day until further notice. We will not
be permitted to be away from home and on the streets within the city limits,
except for a medical emergency.
Last night sleep was rough with circling helicopters, and the presence of police
in riot gear at the large retail center just 2 minutes from our home.
Even with those brave people at the ready, groups of domestic terrorists were
able to move from wreaking havoc on downtown businesses, public buildings,
and the State Capitol grounds, for the second night in a row, and then
be transported almost to our doorstep! Shops, restaurants and businesses,
major hotels, our grocery and more, were targeted, damaged and looted.
It was unbelievable and heartbreaking.
In truth, I am fearful, perhaps more than I have ever been.