Monday, August 1, 2016

Our gardening forebears meant watermelon to be the juicy, barefoot taste of a hot summer’s end, just as a pumpkin is the trademark fruit of late October. Most of us accept the latter, and limit our jack-o’-latern activities to the proper botanical season. Waiting for a watermelon is harder. It’s tempting to reach for melons, red peppers, tomatoes, and other late-summer delights before the summer even arrives. But it’s actually possible to wait, celebrating each season when it comes, not fretting about its being absent at all other times because something else good is at hand. ~ Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle


Good morning, Monday. Welcome August, month of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and all manner of garden bounty. I harvested dill yesterday picked up some locally grown pickling cucumbers. Guess what I’m doing today?

Today’s featured blog:

(Don’t forget every comment in August enters your name into the drawing for either a copy of the beautiful Bella Grace magazine or my book Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude.)


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Oh my gosh, Linda! What a surprise, thank you for featuring my blog:) I do LOVE your photo today. Such a great angle. Have fun with your canning project today!

    1. You’re welcome, Karen! I had to smile at your comment yesterday about starting blogging around the same time I did as I had yours on my list to share today! Serendipity! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Hi Linda. Thanks for sending me over to Karen’s blog. Another great read to explore. Bet the pickles will be fabulous

    1. I’m so glad you checked out Karen’s blog!

  3. I so love homemade pickles…it was a big event while I was growing up on our hobby farm…

    1. I remember my mom making pickles too. Good memories. ?

  4. I enjoy Karen’s blog too. She is a warm and friendly gal. I’m pretty sure she is the first blog friend I made when i returned to blogging a few months ago. It was her mention of your blog that enabled me to find you.


    1. So happy we’ve connected now. I popped over to your blog and loved what I saw–I’ll be back!

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