Wednesday, August 5, 2009

the silver lining


what a bountiful silver lining we are experiencing here in ohio!! we've had rain and cool weather and more rain and then some heat and sunshine for pretty much the last month or more. but the good news is that our gardens are overflowing with huge delicious veggies! i've gotten 3 zucchini from my co-worker susan, each one at least 14" long and 4" in diameter. i'm planning to shred and freeze the last 2 for zucchini bread over the winter. my volunteer tomatoes continue to thrive with loads of green tomatoes, new blooms and 3 just starting to ripen ones. and i don't know when i've enjoyed fruit more than i have this summer -- strawberries, melons, red raspberries, peaches and nectarines galore. healthy eating at wonderful prices!

thanks for your inquiries on when i was going to post more art work. i have designs piling up in my head and i just have to get some of them out onto canvas and wood. i hope to get some work done over the weekend and next week. you are all the best support system an artsy girl could ever ask for!!!!

16 comments:

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

MMMM! All those fresh veggies and fruit sound delicious! Can't wait to see some new work.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hye Julie!! This weather HAS been most delightful- hasn't it? We were just saying how it will probably be the hottest fall weather on record now - hope not, but it would be our luck!!
Hope all is going well - love your fun photos below (especially the vintage drinking fountain!!)
enjoy your week!
Karla & Karrie

Betsy said...

So true! My cucumbers are gigantic!

willow said...

I have loved the unusual cooler temps and rain this summer in Ohio. Wish we were this lucky every summer.

Christine said...

those cherries look so gorgeous..I know what you mean about all the lovely summer fruit..yum.

Looking forward to seeing the new artwork.

Debbie Egizio said...

Sounds like the gardens are rich and lush from all of the rain. I bet all the fruits and veggies taste delicious!!

Shannon said...

mmmm.... I wish I could bake... I have vivid memories of Zucchini bread from my childhood. My grandparents had the hugest garden and my grandma made that yummy goodness ALL. THE. TIME!!!

Kelly said...

yummmm...zucchini bread....i must confess a green thumb i do not possess. :-)

cindy said...

Julie-
Are those Mt. Ranier (sp) cherries? Did you grow them?

Joshua and I loved those cherries. No one else in the family would eat them so we had them all to ourselves.

Beautiful picture.

cindy said...

such a wonderful bounty and i just love the volunteer tomatoes! looking forward to your new work!

Michelle Eaton said...

Yum! I wish I could grow fruit and vegies. I tried but failed misrabley :(

lori vliegen said...

beautiful photo, julie!! enjoy your bounty....and that zucchini this winter when you're baking bread! :)

steviewren said...

How I envy those of you in the blog world who enjoy nice comfortable summers. It has been hot and muggy in Alabama this week. I've sweat buckets.

True Religion Jeans said...

yup...rocking

Serena said...

fresh fruit and veg...can't get much better than that...YUM!

Almost Precious said...

Seems this summer has seen a lot of people planting gardens. Maybe it's the economy ? Know I started some tomato seeds back when our store bought tomatoes were getting a little too pricey. Unfortunately a cheeky little squirrel came around and stole all of my tomato fruit while it was still hard and green...wonder if he made fried green tomatoes, or just ate them raw ?

Now with lemons at 50 cents apiece, we've just planted a lemon tree and a lime for good measure.