If September is all about getting back into routines, October is certainly about preparing for…
Hello, August. Your arrival is a reminder that summer is not endless, despite how it feels in June. The days have been getting shorter all along but this is the month I really start to notice. While there’s still often plenty of heat (and humidity), there are also cooler mornings (Mashpee Mornings, my Jessica calls them) that indicate a hint of fall. Local produce is peaking and it’s time to enjoy all the sweet corn and tomatoes we can while they are available.
All of this is to say that, while there’s plenty of summer still to come, now is the time to really savor it. And that’s just what I’m doing as I plan for another week of camping. As I cut dahlias and zinnias, black eyed susans and purple coneflower, hydrangeas and lots of basil. As I plan meals around fresh produce and float in our little blow up pool.
As Van Morrison says, these are the days.