Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Summer's Afternoon

A lazy Sunday afternoon in August after a couple of days of canning jellies, jams, and pickles and a late "girls' night" evening with a Call the Midwife marathon with m-e (so much for a mystery, eh?). If you haven't discovered this show you really must.

I am so happy to be able to write that v is regaining some of his strength and energy and has been out working in the garden several days over the past couple of weeks.  We've so neglected it since his illness began.  I was afraid it was lost, but he has been painstakingly resurrecting it for us.  He has even been coaxing the tomatoes to fruit. No corn or beans this year, no pumpkins.  One sunflower came up from seed from our stand of last year.  However, one success that has nothing to do with us is the apricot harvest this year.  After last year's complete absence of that fruit due to a late frost we have an abundance of beautiful rosy yellow fruit to harvest. 

We've even been having a good share of sunny days, so far, this summer.  Not necessarily warm days, but the sun has been showing itself more often than in recent summers past.

In bocca al lupo.  m & v


  1. No, seriously, I would love to see both of these rose shots big, big, big on a wall, like six feet by four feet, I can't get enough of the luxury of these colors, the gentle purity of the clear glass, what a beautifully shaped little vase, and who can resist the charm of Agatha, deeply satisfying.

  2. Flowers courtesy of v. The rose is called Honey Scent. Thank you for your comments! m & v