Such a Beautiful Day
This is one of the most beautiful days we have had in a long time. I just cannot keep myself inside and at the computer so I thought I would do a picture of all the things I am working on right now and share the joy.
It is 74’F (22’C) and there is not a cloud in the sky. A gentle breeze is keeping the air from being still and carrying the kids at the Lakefair Carnival noise away from the house.
The roses are almost in full bloom, and this Cherish blossom just filled me right up. The first bloom of the rose is when they smell the strongest. I wish I could share the Mr. Lincoln red rose with you – perfume of the gods.
We found some Daisy MUMS that bloom through October at the Farmer’s Market and so far the deer are not the least bit interested. We purchased 5 and put one at the office door in a blue pot, one at the laundry room door under the big apple tree, and 3 in a row at the path at the top of the bluff. They are just settling in and just feel extravagant.
I have 3 pots of cherry tomatoes and Rubeckia on the deck, one in each corner. The heavy wind has really damaged one, but the other two seem quite contented. No sweet 100s developing on them YET.
Here is how we decorated the side of our neighbor’s garage – IT Girl’s suggestion!
And the deer keep giving up free gifts – such as our 10’ tall foxglove at the end of the yellow rose bed.
We picked 24 pounds of peas from the garden on Sunday and they are all now shelled and in the freezer – oh well, those we did not eat. There is one more picking but the plants are not very pretty to look at right now.
Clematis flowers are prettier than the peas.
I dried the last flats of strawberries. They will be my gifts for Christmas this year. There are lots of strawberries being posted on blogs right now, maybe not in this form. I must not forget to poke a vent in each berry so they do not bubble up in a juice explosion.
The Seattle to Portland bike ride is this weekend. My husband is celebrating his birthday by riding it again with 10,000 others. His partner on the tandem will be our youngest daughter. The ride is 204 miles long and my family likes to do it in one day, this year they are going to take 2 days, because daughter has a new job and could not do all the rigorous training to prepare. I will post pictures on Biking Architect next week about their ride and adventures.
And because I will be eating on my own for two days, I am making my yummy Glucose Index, whole wheat pizza with no cheese and caramelized Walla Walla sweet onions on it to go with my salad.
Don’t you just wish you were here? What do you eat for special treats? What is your favorite pastime on a beautiful day?
Looking forward to your comments…