Monday, August 11, 2008
It feels like fall here in the mountains today. Our temp at 2:00 is 63 degrees. If I go outside I can catch a faint aroma of the hickory trees - one of my favorite fall smells. I know this cool snap will only last a few days and soon we will be back up to temperatures in the 80-90 range but oh how I love fall and the beauty of the colors and smells of fall that goes along with the season.
In the garden we are picking cucumbers, green beans and our tomatoes are starting to ripen. Thane brought me in our first cherry tomato yesterday- as he knows that these our my favorites. He gets tickled at my when he sees me going to the garden with my salt shaker in hand looking for the cherry tomatoes. Sure I like the bigger ones too, but there is something about a warm sun ripened cherry tomato bursting with flavor in your mouth.
School will be starting here in a couple of weeks. I will miss the boys terribly during the day - but I look forward to having days with no tv blaring and arguments - no matter how small to settle( is that selfish of me?).
We are in football practice season also. Which has been a tradition for the past 7 years in our family. It can be a hectic time, but they are only young once and we enjoy watching them have fun.
My friend Patty over at Morning Ramble has a wonderful post on It is Home. It is a very good read - exactly what I aim for in our home.
Photo of the mountain view from our back porch with the morning fog rising.
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