Summer Fulfillment

The problem, if one can describe it that way, is that the summer weather compels me to spend every possible moment I can outside.

This means, of course, I have little time for blogging and staying caught up with things that need my attention.

Last evening as I puttered around the garden picking this-and-that with which to make a salad for dinner I considered that fact.

Then, I plucked another plump pea pod from the vine and tossed it in the bowl.

This beautiful salad? Last night’s dinner? Yes, it was entirely from my garden.

At the moment, I don’t have words to express how fulfilled I felt as I put together this salad to feed my husband and I. Did I mention that I grew everything in this bowl from seed? Perhaps not. Perhaps that fact will help you understand the reason I’ve been absent.

The weather is supposed to be taking a turn though. I’ll be back. I’ll be hanging around my gardening blog–my glog–A Grandma’s Garden too.

Tell me what’s had your attention during these summer weeks?


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 and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Linda, your salad is gorgeous!
    Mine is a cheater’s version as I purchase from the farmer’s market.
    Alas, my thumb has very little green in it!

    1. Thanks Denise! I think the nasturtium and borage blossoms were what made it spectacular!

  2. Dear Linda, that salad looks so lovely and luscious! I wanted to tell you that I couldn’t find at the library the book by Lippincott you recommended for memoir writing. I did, of course, find it at and so ordered it. I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for telling us how much the book helped you with your memoir. Peace.

    1. The salad tasted delicious too! I think you’ll enjoy Sharon Lippincott’s book.

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