Saturday, July 05, 2014
Summer Is Moving Quickly
Peonies are a thing of the past. Strawberries have a few more days and that will be done as well. The garden has a few pea pods (it's early days for them) and fava bean blossoms. I've cut all the flower scapes off the garlic and will harvest bulbs in a few weeks. My friend says my garlic is short. But, really, it's better than it has ever been in my garden. No complaints.
It has rained for three full days. July 4th and all the celebrations had to manage with a few cloudy intervals. No fireworks. I went to bed listening to the rain and woke to the same. It's wet. Dark. No sunshine. The blessing is that rain is good for the garden, the earth and it's better than snow.
And I wasn't working.
The AC unit in our main room has stopped working. It was working last night and now it isn't. I think we bought it 10 years ago. The August my dad was here, which I think was 2004. He had pneumonia but we didn't know it. By December he was in the emergency room and then intensive care and then rehab. When he got out, I spent 5 weeks with him.
The AC unit brings all those memories back.
Update: We are back from Trader Joe's (12 boxes of Bran Flakes) plus a trunk full of other stuff. G pulled the Ac out to check it, plugged it in (to another socket) and it worked. So we are back in the cooling business. Lunch was Whole Foods pizza for G and Adoba bean and cheese enchilada for me. we are having sweet corn later for supper. And I am having a bowl of strawberries with cream.