A Fine Day


It started out foggy here this morning. You can see the fog is still laying off shore, waiting to make its way back in this evening.  That’s typical weather for us on hot summer days.  

I took advantage of the cool fog to head into the vineyard and start the trimming and tieing up. And wow!  That’s five rows done!  I’m so pleased. The fog had retreated and it was mighty hot by the time I’d finished, but a satisfying accomplishment nonetheless.

Then to clean the chicken coop, because who enjoys a dirty coop (especially in this heat and humidity)?!  Now it’s all cleaned up, with fresh bedding and even some rose petals sprinkled in the nesting boxes.  I collected 4 eggs for my efforts there. 

A load of laundry on the line, the kitchen cleaned up and supper is ready. And the anticipation seeing #1 son, who will be home for dinner tonight.  What could make this day any better? 

An hour or so of quiet time on the porch  swing in the shade (feet in the warm sun), a light breeze, my book and cuppa, surrounded by roses. That’s my cherry on top!


I know. I know. The rose bushes need a trimming, too.  I’ll save that for tomorrow. 😉

WPC – cherry on top

Bloomin’ Details


A little look at the July garden – in close detail (that way you can’t see the weeds):

Some Rose Bay roses …



Lace cap hydrangea …


Honeysuckle …


Borage …


Tarragon …


Blue potato blossoms …


Here’s a baby plum …


The back currents are ready for picking ..,


But the first of the peas are in the trug …



I’m off to pick some currents, or maybe some haskaps, or some maybe some weeds…..

Cheers for now!  Happy Gardening!

WPC – Details

Old Stony Brook Doors

Just a couple of pretty doors I wandered past while visiting Old Stony Brook, Long Island this week.


I just love a red door!  This pretty church looks as though it has recently received a new coat of shingles. 

The door to the Three Village Inn & Tavern. This door was so inviting we went inside for a bit of supper and a pint. Very charming! 


Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors

Doors of Academia UVM

The University of Vermont, founded in 1791, is one of the oldest universities in the United States. I had the pleasure of walking around this campus on a gloriously warm June day.

I learned that John Dewey, of the ” …education is not preparation for life.  Education is life…” fame is counted amount their noted alumni.

Here are just some of the doors:




Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors

Opposites


Here, in Sint Michiel, Curaçao, a great monster piece of oil industry equipment basks in the sun alongside some dainty pleasure craft ….. And if you look closely, a swimmer.   

Sint Michiel is a pretty little fishing village on the island’s west coast.  This thing looked shockingly out of place. To me. Perhaps it looks perfectly normal to the folks who live there. 

I snapped this pic with my iPhone, from the car … last April. 

WPC – opposites