Hope Springs Eternal

Full summer fun August 7, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — clutterlibrarian @ 3:25 pm

And, so summer spills over us like water rushing over a waterfall. No slowing it down, so we’ll just enjoy the ride! The last several weeks have been full and fun. It’s wonderful ( and a bit stressful) to have guests visit- but the panic does produce some of the best cleaning of the year.

I don’t have any pictures, but the barn has a new foundation!!!! Now, new-to-us windows are being installed and hubby found some metal lockers to use as storage. A mountain of broken concrete foundation has been used to make terraced garden beds and a sitting area. It’s all still in the rough stage, but I can see how it is coming together- very exciting. I am enjoying thinking about this new garden space- dreaming about what we will plant there. Hubby wants some climbing things- roses and wisteria – who knew he was such a romantic?!

Beach trips: it’s been a cool summer, but the girls and I get in as many as we can. To step into the Church of the Crashing Waves and breath in the sea air fills me with such energy!

Drawing a picture of Mama:

Sea Star snuggle at low tide:

The Church of the Crashing Waves at very low tide:

We continue to enjoy the bounty brought to us by our CSA Growing Wild Farm. We have been enjoying delicious green beans, young onions, fantastic beats and more. I love beats with blue cheese! I also made a yummy potato and green bean salad a la Julia. I’ve got to say that I am craving a tomato- a real tomato! Ahhh, tomato and cucumber sandwich……Some day….

The girls and I were greatly amused by this carrot:

Bounty and chaos in the kitchen:

I continue my endeavor to become the Queen of Tarts. It’s yummy work. Here are two recent tarts:

Recently a friend recommended Julia Child’s book My Life in France. I really enjoyed the book- what a wonderful life she and her husband had! I admired the dedication and work that Julia put into Mastering the Art of French Cooking that I had to buy it. I was pretty intimidated at first, but after making a couple recipes (pastry custard in particular) I have a feeling that this book will become a good friend like it has for some many other people. Cheers, Julia!

And, finally, a poppy for you! Joyous Lammas! Gather ye rosebuds will ye may!

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7 Responses to “Full summer fun”

  1. momto5 Says:

    i was just coming to complain about not having anything new to read when … tada! yeah! i am happy. it sounds like a lovely summer. the tarts look yummy. the carrot is funny. LOL and the beach… ahhh dreamy!

    heather (mamaofthree)

  2. Diane Says:

    Heather! Your wish is my command. 😀

    I hope you are doing well. I’m really not on MDC anymore and I miss hearing how you and the kids are.

    Thanks for reading!

  3. Diane Says:

    Love your chicken pic, by the way!

  4. momto5 Says:

    isn’t she lovely? she is a bit scraggly now, but when we took this… she was so beautiful. LOL
    I meant to comment on the starfish… that is just amazing.
    How is that lovely garden of yours doing? I stubbled upon that picture you took last year of the flowers all arranged as the chakras… stunning.


  5. Diane Says:

    Oh, thank you- I love that picture too!

    The garden is in it’s setting seed phase. The closing stage of summer….

    Oh, wanted to tell you that I wanted to comment on your blog, but I don’t have an account there.:)

  6. momto5 Says:

    Thanks for reading it. I wish i could write as well as you. I find I mostly rant on my blog. LOL


  7. Diane Says:

    Thank you. I thought you had many good points in your writing.

    I often wonder why I do this. But, it is nice to know that you enjoy reading this. 🙂

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