was taken about 15 years ago. They made some cash that summer.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Summertime always brings heat, humidity, and insects, which make gardening so difficult, but when you sit down at the table and eat food that you planted, cultivated, and harvested the negatives give way to real pleasure. What do the French say, joi de vivre?
A lot of the vegetables have been spent and we've mowed them down
and are now trying to take care of what is left.
Gracen helps me shell beans.
Locally caught Sand Bass fillets, baked potato. fried okra and green
tomatoes, pinto beans, and hush puppies.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Tara and Jarrett with his parents Danny and Sandie
Dorothy and I with Tara and Jarrett
With Jarrett's grandmother Louvena
with Emily and Corbin
Dorothy made the cake.
Gracen helps unwrap presents
My sister Rita and me.
Jenna and Gracen
Rita, Dorothy, and Karon Dunaway
|Robin, Amy, and Madison|
Sam and me
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Our nephew Jack Dunaway's daughter Sarah is visiting from California. We had a big country dinner today to give her a taste of southern cooking. It was the first time she had ever tasted okra. We topped off the meal with blackberry cobbler and cinnamon rolls.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
As the years go by the seasons seem to come around quicker. For me, winter is barely gone when the summer heats up and brings all the things we expect from the season, such as:
One of my favorite summer bloomers, the purple cone flower.
We are picking black berries every day.
Ripe tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, squash, and okra make summer meals a delight and bring to mind family meals of years gone by. Accent those meals with the heat and humidity, the sound of cicadas in the trees, and fire flies at dusk and a person gets a feel of one's place in the universe and a feeling of belonging to that place.