The Homestone

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A few moments from a Dog Day

One of the things I love about these sultry summer days is how quickly clothes dry on the line. With a bit of a breeze and the temperature above eighty degrees Fahrenheit; a load is done in about an hour. I bury my face in sheets and towels as I take them off the line ~ just to revel in that crisp fresh smell. There's nothing like it.
Our giant rhubarb is wilting a little in the heat but still she's a magnificent thing.Bounty! The greenhouse is producing beautiful chard and lettuce and onions. I planted some pansies in amongst the greens just to delight myself with their bright faces while I'm weeding or foraging for dinner. Some of those delicious greens on the cutting board ~ alongside my favourite kitchen knife.
And, for the last week or so David and I have been enjoying the antics of a chipmunk family. They seem to be having a jamboree under the lilac bush just outside the kitchen window. They are very entertaining and so darn sweet! Here are a few pics. These are the dog days of summer. The forests are dangerously dry. We keep one eye on the horizon and check the BC Wildfire website when we see smoke or hear the planes nearby. So far, so good in our neck 'o the woods... It is a beautiful and bountiful time of year and life is good.
"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit." – Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Early July on the meadow

Ahhh. Early Summer on the meadow. Our greenhouse with new life. Our old pup with a spring in her step! A robin's blue eggs. A view of our house from in behind the little log cabin. The creek. Hay meadows from the ridge ... these are such beautiful rich green days. We are happy to see the rain again today!