Wednesday, July 01, 2009

what the day holds

I love these long summer days of never knowing what the day will hold. We are stretching our days into the night so that maybe we can pull the reigns on summer and make her slow down a little. Here are few things that have made me smile lately:
the smell of linseed oil and paint as I watch him quietly work,

outside concerts with balloons and dancing kids and water ice,

downtown fountains all to ourselves,

pool days,watching stars,and playing on hay bales,

this song,

and this song that will make you smile and move.

how does your garden grow?

Whats for dinner? um, salad.

I need to do a little catch up in blogs. There have been a few things I wanted to record and no time to write. My first experience with growing food was a good one. We had more lettuce and spinach than we could possibly keep up with, sugar snap peas, green beans and a few herbs. The kids loved being part of the garden and it was so satisfying to have a large part of our dinners from what we'd grown. They loved snipping and washing to help me prepare supper. It is fascinating watching things grow from seed and the relationship God created between the earth and our bodies' need for sustenance. What I had not figured out was how to keep things growing in this southern heat. So last week the blazing heat squeezed much of the life out of what had been so lush. I ripped out much of it to the kids dismay, except the beans which like the heat and I'm working on some hot weather things like peppers and tomatoes and a pumpkin that should be ready in the Fall.