Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Because I Can

What you hear in my house right now: birds, children playing outside, a plane overhead, more birds. What you don't hear: laboring air conditioners, fans, ice melting. The heat has broken and the windows are open.

What we have here is one glorious summer afternoon.

I sauntered out into the garden to see what was up. Green nicotiana getting ready to spread it's heavenly night scent. Sungold tomatoes ripening for the eating. Shasta daisies looking so summery I almost forget how invasive they will be. Oh, and the hens and chicks look like they're trying to grow themselves some shade.

I better wrap this up and saunter back out to give everything a big drink of water and a little attention. The best thing is: I don't have to go outside I want to be outside. Please, sir, I want some more.

Tomorrow's July?


  1. hi jane,

    everything looks and sounds so lovely. my favorite sandwich in the whole world is a freshly picked tomato warmed from the sun with a little vegenaise. summer perfection. happy 4th to you and your loved ones.


  2. Free at last, free at last!

  3. are a made me feel so Happy...and you have sure hung in there with me....

    such nice things you said about Farmhouse....

    you're a sweet friend and I wanted you to know it...

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  4. I'm so jealous of your Sungolds. Eat some for me.

  5. What a lovely garden. Too much work, too much heat for me to enjoy mine, so am enjoying yours - maybe tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Happy July 1st! Just found your lovely blog..I am so craving a baby tomatoe off the vine right now...I can just smell them.
    Love your images...keeping my fingers crossed your weather will stay so lovely. Our Summer up here has been very would like some more sun..but not toooooooo much. xoxo

  7. Janet, Mine too, though i use a soy based mayonnaise. Enjoy your 4th!

    Marie, Right?

    Kary, Welcome home. You've been missed.

    Denise, I will. I'll eat several handfuls, warm off the vine, for you.

    Webb, Hope you're enjoying a lovely cool July 1st morning. Tell me the heat wave has broken there also?

    Koralee, What better smell? We had the wet June last year. Now the hot one. What ever happened to the Junes of my childhood? Did i imagine their perfection?

  8. What lovely garden, would love the grow some vegetables too. In my house are pretty much the same noises to be heard :)
    Hope you're having a great week so far! xx

  9. Jane,
    You, Webb and of course Marie over at 66sq. have totally inspired me to pay attention to my tiny patio. I my be a flower lover but I am basically a total gardening novice. I am getting my hands dirty. Enjoy the weather!

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  11. YIKES!!!
    i am so impressed with that garden.