Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer Break 2018

Frenzied spring gardening has morphed into mostly watering and pulling some beets and carrots from time to time. 

Front garden / foreground: lavender, plum tree, abelia, shasta daisies, spirea; background: asters, Japanese anemones, ivy, rose of Sharon

So there's lots of time available to lounge under our ivy-covered pergola overlooking the potager while consuming vats of Banana Agua Fresca (recipe) as temperatures approach 36 degrees C (97 degrees F) in the coming week . . .

. . . and reading these books (reviews to follow) as summer unfolds:

Notorious RBG: The Life And Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

Against Empathy: The Case For Rational Compassion by Paul Bloom

The Intimacies Of Four Continents by Lisa Lowe

The Calm One recently got us some solar lamps. They are lovely on their own, but with a full moon and stars blinking in a clear night sky overhead, all is enchanted.

View is from the back of the garden towards the patio

May your beaux jours (literal translation: beautiful days, that is, summer) be enjoyable, interesting, and most of all relaxing! Souped-up Garden will return in August.

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