I know I am not alone in finding it hard to believe that July is more than half gone already. I remember pining for warm weather and my garden so clearly and now they are here. I wish I could slow the days down but we really can't can we? If you find a way please let me know.
The beginning of the month was busy, my darling daughter Lauren flew in from PA for a week for a visit. It was pure heaven. Beautiful weather, time with both my girls together as her sister spent as much time as possible with us for the holiday. We laughed and just hung out and it was glorious! Lauren and I spent some time planning Victoria's baby shower. She is having a girl! My purse has felt lighter ever since I found out. Have you seen the little girl things available lately? Oh my goodness, I may go broke with the first baby!
Lauren and her dad picked cherries at a friends house. The friends didn't have time to pick them this year and they kindly offered them to us. Aren't they beautiful!? We made a little pie for them as a thank you.
The garden is going strong. We have already picked the sugar peas and torn out the vines. We will plant a second crop soon for fall. Thinning the beets got us this beautiful basket of little beets that are just right to roast for salads. We planted, Chioggia, Golden and Detroit red. I'm not a fan of beet greens but Victoria's sister in law loves them so they were sent home for her.
The patio still needs a few details finished, but we got the lights hung and I love spending summer nights out there, even for just a few minutes. As the days get shorter the lights will be even more welcome. Fireflies have been prolific this year which adds so much to the light show. I love fireflies so much. I always look forward to their glow :)