Our one plum tree is dripping with fruit, so tomorrow will be an all out "plum-picking day"!.....I have everything ready for an afternoon of jam making!....so am very excited to preserve some of these beauties,.... so that glorious plum sweetness can be enjoyed in the winter months!
Now onto the zucchini....I have three plants, but of course that translates into zillions of zucchini!....The blossoms are just so amazing right now, along with a few small zucchini nestled in among those amazing yellow blooms!
And of course & possibly my favorite little crop, "basil"!.....It has grown from these straggly little plants into robust, fluffy knee-hi plants that are blemish free & just begging to be transformed into delectable "pesto"!....I use pesto in so many dishes,.... that I live for this time of year, when it is growing faster than you can possibly keep up with!
It is so true that growing your own small garden can give you an entirely different perspective....on healthy eating, growing organic & how it can simply enrich your soul to walk through, & spend the morning in a garden.
Yesterday I spent the day with my daughter Mallory, working at the costume loft,.... at the theater she works at in Balboa Park. Such a nice day!....We work on all the costumes she is designing.... & sit, stitch & talk...& sit, stitch & talk some more!
On our way to the theater this morning, we stopped at this darling antique shop on Adams Avenue, here in San Diego, called "Stuff".....It is a fabulous little shop with all kinds of interesting finds!....My daughter & I picked up some great items, & among mine was this incredible Old Spanish Colonial candelabra!..old & rusty with the perfect patina, I just scooped it up!
So happy I did! I think it looks amazing in this corner of my living room!
Off again this morning for another day of antiquing with girlfriends!...Such a great way to spend a Saturday!.....
Wishing you a delightful August weekend as well!.....
Hello Friends!... Welcome to my blog, "Foxgloves, Fabric & Folly"... a journal of my everyday "doings"....I live here in the country with my husband, dogs & cats...I spend my days working as a designer of pillows, interiors & giving home-style classes as well!....Between spending most of my days involved between my home & garden, I also love spending time with my grown daughters, son in laws & grandbabies!....Welcome to my world, here at "The Homestead"!