Monday, August 8, 2011
Gifts From Nature
The hydrangeas are beginning to wane and the sharp, shrill call of a new family of bluejays echoes throughout the treetops...
It had been a dry, hot July, but August has renewed the garden with frequent raindrops, cooler nights and a bounty of goodies.
The aroma of fresh basil lingers in the air as you brush by to pick the tomatoes...
Jam making, the canning of pickles, relish, salsa and pasta sauce occupy my days right now...
Some might question the intense labour involved but when I open a fresh jar of wild blueberry jam with honey on a cold December morn to spread on a warm baked scone... the effort is worth its weight in gold.
Enjoy the yields of fellow farmers by visiting a local market or roadside stand... the freshness of field to table is heavenly.
There's even some new knitting on the needles, a cowl in Malabrigo Rasta yarn.
Archangel is the colour... reflects the beauty of the blossoms wouldn't you say?
Posted by Susan McShannon-Monteith at Monday, August 08, 2011