Iced tea on the deck

It’s that time of year again.  The tomatoes need to be canned.  The peppers need to be frozen.  Apples need to be turned into applesauce.

View from the deck

I had a lovely day yesterday, sitting in the Alcove, nestled under the trees, listening to the birds, the breeze, and the buzz and hum of insects.  I watched the clouds drifting overhead.  I picked up the book I brought with me, thought about reading, and went back to watching the clouds.

September sunlight

In the early evening I moved to the deck and watched the play of light in the bushes and trees.

I couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Great Blue Heron flying across the pond in search of a better fishing spot

Thanks for dropping by the Bogs today.  I’ll have to keep this short.  While I’m busy with the canning and freezing, feel free to have a seat on the deck.  There’s iced tea.  (Today’s iced tea is an unsweetened rooibus flavored with a little orange zest.  You can always add some local honey if you like it sweet.) Wine is available for those inclined in that direction.  Put your feet up, relax, and enjoy the view.

Today’s view of the pond. It’s a gorgeous day!

Happily we bask in this warm September sun,
Which illuminates all creatures…

~ Henry David Thoreau


17 Comments on “Canning”

  1. Kathy says:

    May you can with joyous delight. If that fails, may you can with ice tea nearby. 🙂

  2. Ellen says:

    Thanks for the invitation!!

  3. Joanne says:

    The iced tea sounds delicious Robin! Happy canning (in bottles, lol!!) 😀

  4. Chloe says:

    the weather looks really nice over there, is it still warm?

  5. artsifrtsy says:

    I love that goldfinch shot – I can almost feel the sun.

  6. CMSmith says:

    It sounds like a perfect kind of day. And the tea looks awesome. Have fun canning.

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    These type of fall days are such a joy. Gotta love this streak!

  8. So glad you got your relaxing day! It’ll be cool again today, and I’ll be pulling weeds 🙂

  9. Beautiful view! Thank you for sharing it!

  10. Thanks for sharing your perfect day…sounds lovely!

  11. Val says:

    I love the little yellow bird and the green leafery with it’s unusual pattern of branches. 🙂

  12. Sallyann says:

    I love what you’ve done with the Great Blue Heron picture. It looks like a coloured pencil drawing. 🙂

  13. dearrosie says:

    That’s the view from your house? Sheesh… Can I come over? You don’t have to do anything more than give me a place to sit down.

  14. Robin says:

    A big thank you to everyone for your comments! I’m still in the midst of canning season and haven’t been able to keep up with comments or other blogs too well. Hopefully I’ll get caught up soon. 🙂

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