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Monday, June 21, 2010

I am enjoying being home this morning! June 21st, the summer solstice.
I treated myself to some quiet time in my garden retreat.... just outside the studio door. This is a place of cool breezes and birds visiting. I wrote in my journal, read about Manet's still-life paintings and enjoyed a cup of coffee. [There is definitely a nice side to loosing one's day job!]


My silent companion, now twice mended, a little praying angel stands above an ornamental sweet potatoe vine.




Across the yard, in the sunshine of a layered vegetable garden, things are growing nicely. Small cucumbers growing almost before my eyes!

My first year to grow cherry tomatoes. They look so cute all lined up on the vine!


An heirloom variety, Anais noir, (or pineapple) tomato has grown a great deal while I was gone!


We are having hot summer weather now, I don't expect to have leaf lettuce much longer but was able to fill my salad spinner with enough for a large salad tonight!



5 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your garden looks wonderful! Enjoy your day! ♥

Julie said...

Lila,

Do you grow pineapple sage? It is the freshest smelling herb in the world!! Lovely garden.

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a wonderful day - I agree - sometimes there are good things about losing your day job - I've been enjoying the upside of it for almost a year now - and think I won't go back to it.

gemma said...

Many good wishes to you this solstice Lila. What a lovely spot you have to listen to the birds and enjoy your coffee.Your garden looks great too.

Deborah said...

Those tomatoes are beautiful. I really miss making fried green tomatoes. You can't buy them in the store, and I don't have a garden any more.

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