The harvest of the first cherry tomatoes truly ushers in summer.
And, it looks like summer is going to go on for a good long time, if I measure it by the bumper crop of tomatoes waiting to be ripened by the sun.
Even the little bees are excited!
But, as for me… enough dreaming about tomatoes! It is another day of knitting for me, and I better get to it!
Have a great Tuesday!
The heat is almost unbearable, which means early morning watering and weeding (and walking!) How is it that despite the heat, the weeds flourish?
My thoughts have turned to Michigan this week, we booked our vacation and I really can’t wait to go. And, it’s days (weeks?) like this when I long to be back in Michigan and even Derek Walcott’s To Norline reminds me of this picture from a misty morning at Oval Beach.
This beach will remain empty
for more slate-colored dawns
of lines the surf continually
erases with its sponge,
and someone else will come
from the still-sleeping house,
a coffee mug warming his palm
as my body once cupped yours,
to memorize this passage
of a salt-sipping tern,
like when some line on a page
is loved, and it’s hard to turn.
I love those misty, “slate-colored” dawns and the sound of the water and the birds and the winds. Good things to think of on a quiet, but hot Tuesday morning.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Stay cool!
One of the best things about summer are the days when you just let go and enjoy the moment and today is one of those days for me! The weather is perfect for sitting under the pergola with a very good book , some knitting, and a cuppa or two.
Today might be the nicest day this week and I mean to enjoy every bit of it. I hope your weather is equally nice and that you are enjoying your Tuesday!
I don’t care what anybody says: Nothing is better than a tomato you grow. There’s something about it that’s different than a tomato you can buy. It’s a great thing. ~ Tom Vilsack
Mr. Vilsack is so right. There is not one thing on this earth that tastes better than a homegrown tomato and my mouth is watering in anticipation.
In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. – Ansel Adams
Thank you, Mr. Adams, for reminding me that the absence of color is sometimes the best thing possible – that and lots of practice is necessary!