Hope some of you are having fun making pickles! Shall we have a pickle party here on the blog in a few months to share our results:: good or bad? Hopefully all GOOD! And speaking of blog parties, there’s a Tasha Tudor Birthday celebration coming up on the 28th hosted by Clarice at Storybook Woods. Time to take out our fancy china cups, and take joy and peace collectively in a moment of remembrance to honor a life lived so wonderfully and creatively.
Over here, we’re in the middle of another heat wave with temperatures just over a hundred degrees. Had to get out of my kitchen, away from the pickles and the pies for awhile and cool my heels. The Oregon coast is famous for its fickle weather, especially during the summer. But sometimes all the elements come together just right and *magic* happens. Yesterday, we were lucky to catch one of those days and stayed until we ran out of food and dry clothes, then reluctantly headed back home around 7 pm, to find that it had barely cooled down to 95 degrees here in the valley by the time we rolled into our driveway.
And it looks like we’re in for more of the same for the next few days. So early this morning I went through the house and opened up all the windows and doors to let in some air and cool the house down (before closing it up again), and while I was sitting here at my desk, a tiny hummingbird flew in and hovered over my head, something that's never happened before. All I saw out of my peripheral vision though was a black buzzing shape coming at me and I yelped and flailed---sending it right back out the door again. Don’t know who scared who! Well, I'd better get outside and do some watering before things heat up again. Have a great weekend where ever you are!