Saturday, July 9, 2011

Country Drive, My Style

Driving past fields of sunflowers facing the morning sun, warm air filled with their mild, sweet smell, down the country road lined with olive trees, I am FREE! MUSIC BLASTING, TOP OFF THE JEEP, BOUNCING ON THOSE HIGH WHEELS, WIND WHIPPING OUR HAIR AND THE KIDS LAUGHING TILL THEY CRIED. THIS IS A COUNTRY DRIVE MY STYLE! Now we're home finishing off the crepes I made this morning with nutella and mango. Fun IS the best thing to have!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Morning

I've opened the back door to let in some of the cool morning air, for once it's cooler outside than in the house. I love listening to the quiet morning sounds. Everything is waking slowly and the crickets still chirp away. A neighbor tends to her flower garden while the heat takes a rest and Oliver and Molly still snooze away. I picked some more white figs with Oliver yesterday, the kids just love them for a sweet snack after camp or for breakfast. "Peach hill" has produced delicious small white doughnut peaches that the kids have quickly gobbled up. Next up will be the large peaches, nectarines and low quats!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


The kids are at summer camp here in the Shire during the hottest week and having a blast. The guy that runs it every year is saving for another trip to Tibet and getting there one water balloon fight at a time. I walked barefoot through my garden this morning to find more tomatoes, peppers and even a baby cantaloupe growing in this intense heat and moisture. Molly brought back a HUGE zucchini from the large garden that someone put out for the taking. I think I'll shred it for fritters! The Shire is full of bounty and boxes sit under fruit trees with signs to help ourselves. A bag of plums sits in the fridge, so juicy they have split and sit in their sweet syrup. During the hot day the kids eat sip them from their pits and the cold juice runs down their arms. Happy summer to all!