July 26, 2013

It's Summer: Take some time to slow down and enjoy it.

After all of that very hot weather, it finally feels like fall. I've spent some time minding the garden as well as harvesting some raspberries and black walnuts. I'm still looking around every day to collect the newly fallen walnuts that appear in the night. 

Andy and I have been taking a break from being busy and doing a lot of the things we've been meaning to get around to and many more things that involve being lazy, slowing down and actually enjoying every day. Even if it's only for an hour. So far it's been some relaxing strolls and more time reading. I encourage you all to try it.

A few days ago we took a stroll through these cornfields before lunch. Corn is not something I have ever grown before but these corn fields have made me ambitious for next year's garden. This year my herbs died from that alternating frost and scorching at the beginning of the summer. I have 5 or 6 tomato plants, a few plants of basil, parsley that is just peaking out now and green onions that probably won't be big enough until next year. I still have some strawberries but they only produce a few strawberries a year and Chinese chives but haven't really thought of what I want to use them for.

I'm making progress on my list of things I want to do by the end of this year. I intend to tackle "The Battle Cry of Freedom" as well as get a move on finishing my cook book which has been moving forward very slowly. Unfortunately, a lot of this "me" time has come at the cost of spending time with others. I'm sorry if I have disappeared lately, and haven't been the best about keeping up with phone calls and emails. I haven't forgotten about everyone I just need a little quiet time for now. Hope to catch up with everyone soon.


  1. The first picture is very pretty, what is it?

    I'm hoping to get some pictures tomorrow at the Lincoln Room!

    1. I'm not Stephanie, but it's obviously an opened corn husk on the plant. :-) Once, we loved going to large corn fields and taking and eating the small, undeveloped ones... so I'm closely familiar with it. :D

    2. Oh man, I feel dumb now. :X It is corn. It was a rough night last night.

    3. Oh good! I was questioning my photography skills! :D

  2. Beautiful scenery! :) (Sorry for not posting here earlier!)


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