Thursday, July 10, 2014

July days














July has been a string of warm, sunshiny days broken only occasionally by a passing thunderstorm.  Mornings are my favorite, walking the dog and enjoying our surroundings filled with birdsong, the occasional bullfrog croaking, and the cackle of the hens.  So far, walking the hay meadow, we've come upon a little fawn curled up in the tall grass and a fox near her den, as well as the usual frogs and snakes.  There are markings from skunks, but luckily we don't run into them during the day.  At night, as I head out to close up the hen house, the field and trees are glittering with fireflies. If not for the mosquitoes, I would stand there and watch for a long time.


Over the weekend we worked in the garden, weeding, staking tomatoes, and trellising string beans.  We biked the canal towpath, passing by many families of geese along the way.  I fit in some reading {I've discovered a room at the antique store, filled with wonderful old books} and a little bit of crochet--embellishments for the knitted tea cosy I'm working on.  We celebrated the Fourth with a family picnic and grilled {slightly burned} chicken, potato salad, fresh corn on the cob, cheddar biscuits, deviled eggs, blackberry pie, Lorna Doone spoon pudding, and cookies.   We missed the fireworks, but sat around the campfire instead, eating s'mores.  

Life in July...it's some of the best I think.




13 comments:

  1. July is a great month! Love your photos.

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  2. Such pretty pictures! I never realized milkweeds had such unique flowers. Love the old school desk on the porch. Can't wait to try the Lorna Doone spoon pudding.

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  3. Lovely post Deb, and lovely photos.

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  4. Sounds like you are enjoying your lovely days...... its rather cold here, given its winter, I guess that is no surprise lol

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  5. I am enjoying the lovely weather we are having as well. Quiet walks early in the morning and working in the garden.

    Trying to slow down so I can enjoy them.

    God bless.

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  6. I've been crocheting flowers, too!! easy peasy, eh? what pattern are you using..looks nice...like it rolls easily. Tacking the flowers I'm making is more time-consuming than I thought! maybe it's the pattern? might alter it.

    I love when my hens are having an egg laying shout out!

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  7. It's lovely to see summer is somewhere in the world! Thanks for the pix Deb, love the new photo of you and Mike.

    That book "Stillmeadow Daybook" looks delish.

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  8. With our summers so short in WNY we do need to savor every minute.

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  9. Always such beautiful photos.

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  10. What a great find on the books, I love Gladys Taber!

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  11. If you get a chance to find Shady Grove by Janice Holt Giles, get it. I have never laughed so much over a book. i have all of her books. I love your blog.

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  12. Beautiful photos!!

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