Sunday scramblePosted: May 27, 2012
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Hot, hot, hot. That describes the weather here in the Bogs today. It will be hotter tomorrow so I suppose I ought to be grateful it’s in the 80s and not the 90s. Rain continues to elude us. Some of the storms north of us look pretty severe. I suppose I ought to be grateful we’re not in their path. However, the earth here is parched. The plants in the garden are looking droopy. As of this writing, we’re under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that is in effect until 8pm. It looks like our best chance of rain will be sometime over the next hour or so.
M picked strawberries this morning. We now have 8 quarts of sweet, scrumptious strawberries we need to eat or freeze or turn into preserves. My goal for the week is to empty the fridge, but we couldn’t pass on the strawberries as there might not be any left to pick when we return from our adventure.
The lettuces in the garden don’t seem to mind the lack of water, or the heat, too much. I picked a big bowlful this morning. We piled on some strawberries, shredded carrots, added a little feta cheese, some walnuts, and sprinkling of a balsamic vinaigrette, and had a lovely salad for lunch.
This post was originally a bit of a mini-rant about bad manners and terrible phone etiquette. Then I realized how silly it all sounded and decided to delete the words, leave the photos, and start over.
The other thing missing from this post is a new self-portrait. It feels a little on the vain side to post a self-portrait. I’m not sure I’d feel that way if someone else took the shot. Silly? Maybe. Shy? Absolutely.
The trees had a lovely glow to them near sunset yesterday.
But it was the pond that really showed off.
Pollen, dust, and insects took on a glitter-like glow. With a little cross processing of the photo, it almost looks like a galaxy.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope your Sunday has been wondrous. Or, at the very least, fun. 🙂