Our weather has finally broken and we are back in the 70s and 80s. Big smile. Last week we had temperatures soaring into the high 90s every day. Blech. Horrible, I hate hot weather. On Friday we took the top off and caravaned with 8 friends to the coast where it was cold and foggy. Lovely, I hadn't been cold in ages and LOVED it! Knitters love to be cold so they can pull out their wooly sweaters. We had dinner at Sam's Chowder House, so fun there, there's an ocean view from every table and the food is great. They also have a Chowdermobile that travels around the bay area for a convenient chowder fix, you can even rent it for a party!
Back to last week, I fretted over the 90 plus heat, my poor garden, but the flowers and vegetables look as fresh as anything now that the heat wave is over. I will be able to spend some more time out there, and while I don't mind the weeding too much, I'd rather be arranging flowers. One of my favorite summer hobbies is to make beautiful bouquets from my garden.
|Zinnias in the foreground with hydrangeas in back.|
|Seashell Cosmos in the foreground with hydrangeas behind.|
|Cosmos Sensation in the foreground, Shasta Daisies in the back.|
You can see glimpses of our ancient fruit picking ladders in these photos. This neighborhood, in fact our whole town and valley was at one time wholly apricot orchards. Development in the 40s and 50s wiped the orchards out, we have only a few left and they are very special to us. We found two ladders in an old shed when we bought our house and have used them as a conversation piece and as a reminder of what this fertile valley once was before it became know as Silicon Valley.
A mix of dahlias, daisies, roses, zinnias, cosmos and glads in my granddad's mustard pot.I like to make big arrangements when I have the flower power, this one is 2 1/2 feet tall!
Have a lovely week! A knitting post is next. xoxo, Kristen