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Friday, August 15, 2008

The Bounty of Summer

Look at what our garden is starting to churn out! We were determined to get a veggie garden going this year and we did it!! My husband and I have two black thumbs and practically no gardening experience, but first we had peas, and now zuchinni, beans and tomatos! Granted it is more a novelty garden than something to help reduce bills at the grocery store as we had hoped, but next year we'll know exactly what to do .... and we plan on producing a veritable bounty of vegetable goodness! I so want to put in a blueberry bush too. How exciting!

One of the pleasures of late summer evenings is sitting out on our mossy patio with the scent of English lavender and lemon thyme in the air and watching the birds fly overhead and the wind whisper through the trees. Last night we took some plates of fresh baked rosemary potatoe bread dripping with preserves out onto the patio as the sun set. Ah bliss! If you haven't tried St. Dalfour preserves from France run, don't walk, to the store! Unlike American jams, they don't have any sugar added, just pure natural fruit and you can really taste the difference. They are a bit more expensive, but well worth it!

While sitting on the patio I thought I smelled the first whiff of Fall in the air. I couldn't say exactly what it was ... maybe the smell of the earth and reeds or a slight change in the evening light .... something that made me realize that summer is starting it's decline and that before we know it Fall will be here.

I'm supposed to taking a bloggie break, but I'm not doing a very good job of it am I ? :)

11 comments:

Lori said...

fall? don't say it!!! fall is ok, but the season following, ugggggh...i do not like winter, we get too much snow here...congrats on your garden bounty!!!

Pumpkin Petunia said...

Your vegetables look great! Ours have been a little slow coming this year as the weather has been a little off. We have some great cucumbers coming in and we're holding our breath that our pumpkins produce.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I absolutely adore your little tweets. I predict a party plan inspired by (and including) them in the very near future!

Jo-Ann
http://pumpkinpetunia.blogspot.com

Sugar Bear said...

Yummy veggies! Once they all start coming in it makes all the work to get them so worth it!
Karla

Mary Timme said...

Yum! to the jam. My fav is a Wild Blueberry jam. So good on toast with Peanut Butter!

Gardens are fun! Just a lot of work and as high as we are it is hard to get tomatoes to set on. We get too hot when the plants are ready to bloom and have use the spray set to help them bloom. Then the snow comes before we can get them ripe! They still taste good, but today we are cool too. I love cool weather!

Gina said...

Oh that looks so good, and thanks for your beautiful description - it really took me away.

Lola Enchanted said...

Hello girl! Amazing black thumb you both have there!!!!!
Looks wonderful!

Waterrose said...

Yum fresh vegies! Sounds like a scrumptious evening on your patio and I'm so waiting for fall.... glad you come back and visit a little during your blog break.

Caleen said...

I love fresh veggies. That Jam looks delicious. I can feel the ending of summer too. It is hot but, it is winding down. I love fall..

KV said...

Wow, that jam sounds like something I need to find! Your veggies are gorgeous . . .


Kathy V in NM

The Rose Room said...

Its such a good feeling gathering your own harvest, no matter how big or small. We have those preserves here, delish!!! Rachaelxo

mandapanda said...

My fav is the Wild Blueberry jam too. It's cheaper here in Aus than in America, I think... my Dad has diabeties, so this is the only jam we can buy. The blood orange jam and fig jam are also a fav!