As a native Californian now living on the East coast, I'm always impressed by the different plants that grow around here. While I was on the Cape, I admired some very lovely garden patches filled with lush flowers and plants.
I discovered the happy growing delivered some fresh goodness to the local farmer's market in Provincetown.
My tomatoes are coming along and I expect to harvest plenty of them with some fresh basil in the weeks ahead. The rest of the crop will make an appearance next month, when I look forward to being overwhelmed by squash and peppers. I always welcome the summer bounty. But in the meantime, I'll admire these pictures of other gardener's lovely successes.
Just when I think Donald Trump can’t be more disgraceful, he manages to be worse. Living in hope is a challenge with this government in charge and yet I will persist. I like to read (I just finished Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… fireflies at twilight, lanterns with tiny lights, my freshened front porch, laughter, air conditioning, visits to my fairy garden, tomato blooms, flower bouquets, tiny zinnia flowers, antique Mason jars, striped t-shirts, iced tea, summer’s relaxation, a pile of books to be read, chambray napkins, supper on the back deck, sleeping in, birds chirping, backyard bunnies, cutting the grass, and the sweaty feel of a good workout.