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

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I have to agree with you on the smell of sheets that have been dried on the line. I love climbing into bed with that smell, summer laundry days. Great photos. The chipmunks are just cuddly.