1. Thankfully, everyone doesn't leave at once. That would be a shock to my system. We still picnic in the yard, laze on the porch and make plans for the week, the summer, and the year before everyone leaves.
2. Steve, Tess and I were eventually left alone. We worked together in the garden this evening. We heard Sadie call, "baaa" from across the field. It's the cutest little sound and makes us smile very time we hear her.
3. Our harsh winter was rough on the garden. I tended the little plants that survived and gave them a makeover of sorts. This ebb and flow in gardening is what keeps it interesting and ever-changing.