Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Going Away


I'm off for a week to the coast of Maine. It will be a family affair. I'm leaving the tomatoes to ripen on their own and the squash to grow to the size of ocean liners. The cukes will be transformed into pickles before I leave but the peppers are already stuffed and awaiting their appearance as a winter meal.



Both the beets and carrots will be ready for pulling when I return and the little nubbins on the corn stalks will be full fledged ears. The end of August will go by in a rush of preserving and canning.


I'll bring pictures home with me, and wonderful memories of sunsets over the water, and laughter. See you anon.

photo credit: www.cliffhousemaine.com

10 comments:

Barbara said...

Just a bit of one of those beautiful peppers will be a reminder of summer. Have lots of fun with your family!

TheElementary said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip and that all this beautiful food will await you on your return. Enjoy!

Princess in Galoshes said...

Oh, it sounds like a dream! Have a wonderful time. And belated congratulations to your daughter!

meggie said...

I wish you comfort & laughter on your journey.

Debra Broughton said...

I hope you're having a good time. I am so envious of all those vegetables. I haven't had a garden for ten years, but I'm making plans...

Ruth D~ said...

Such bounty in the garden. We are enjoying ours . . . mostly fresh . . . but some frozen for winter. Enjoy Maine. Love that state, especially the coast.

Roberta S said...

Take your journey, with all joy, comfort, and ease,
But pass me those stuffed green peppers, please!

Yum, yum. They look so-o good.

Brian Hayes said...

My life is navigated by the company I keep. This to say that I have learned to feed my soul.

And here with you this is done.

So, thank you. Thank you for your splendor. Thank you for wit. Thank you for poise.

Yuicky peppers not so much.

Java said...

Coast of Maine! Not Coast of Western Aust? LOL Enjoy!

Gary said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time in Maine - it seems so ideal. I am sitting here very hungry and this post isn't helping. Have you heard folks say "You should shop when you are hungry"? I'd like to add "You shouldn't blog when you are hungry". I am now craving those peppers.