Friday, June 26, 2009

The S Word


What could be more exciting than uttering such a word after its prolonged, unseasonable absence? Yesterday, after days of storms, cold temperatures and clouds, the wintry weather gave way to ssssssssssun. There, I said it! It was hot and lovely on the skin and it brightened up the house and my mood. However, in spite of the miserable weather last week, we still did manage to keep ourselves fairly busy, and in between bursts from the sky, accomplished quite a lot actually.

For example, we reacquainted ourselves with running fast on the beach.


And got to play with some old friends.


We also made some new ones, at Taylor Bray Farm in Yarmouth. And we checked in on the progress of the blueberries. Some are already turning blue. It won't be long now...



We've planted many beautiful things in the veggie patch, and so far we have tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, onions, chard, two kinds of lettuce, zucchini, crookneck squash, butternut squash, pumpkins, peppers, and cucumbers. We still need to plant some radishes, which along with some of the cucumbers and peppers, will be the only things we are able to harvest before we have to go home.




We have two little cucumbers ready to pick, so I will be able to share my favorite Thai cucumber pickle recipe with you later. Stay tuned...But right now, I'm heading out to enjoy some more of that sun, and maybe wipe down the outdoor furniture in the hopes we will be able to enjoy dining al fresco soon.

7 comments:

foodbin said...

we have sun all year round-nice photos.

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

you have cukes already??? when did you plant them? was it from seed? Way Impressed..even though it's dreary and grey where you are.

Alison said...

Melly (I like that one best :)),

True confessions...I found the cucumber plant from the nursery with big, fat cucumbers already on it. [guilty grin] It was an act of desperation, but a good choice since it's been such a cold, gloomy summer.

Trish said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh....I so want to be there! I write, make edible art (dinners - grin) in the kitchen and LOVE the ocean we are so close to. The B&B I dream about opening will be on that ocean someday....and it looks like you have all your inspirations RIGHT there. Wonderful! Sigh....I am going to add you to my blogroll....

Linda said...

What a beautiful blog you have...I love that salsa recipe!! I am becoming a follower for sure!

Ann @ Cooking the Books said...

Your garden looks so sweet! I wish you could be there for the full harvest. I'm nursing along two tomato plants and hoping to see flowers soon.

Alison said...

Thanks Linda!

Ann, I wish I could be here too...I was thinking of you and your garden woes today as something has taken to nibbling on my cucumbers. Hmmmm...doesn't look so good. :(