Sunday, July 8, 2007

July 8 - a little trip

This morning we decided to take a drive out the Lummi Peninsula. It is one of our favorite areas, and closeby, but we haven't been out there for a couple summers. Everything is green and lush after our long spring and plentiful rain.

The elderberries were gorgeous - sometimes there were groves of them with over 100 plants. Some had birds eating the berries but I didn't get any pictures of that.

The Goatsbeard was rampant, with many plants hanging down almost to the road. Some of them had already gone to seed.

There were big patches of fireweed, one of my favorite roadside flowers. There is a legend that when the fireweed blossoms have reached the top of the stalk then you know that summer is over. I'm glad they are just in the beginning stages fo blooming.

We came upon this totem by the Elder's Home - it is called Little Cub Creek and if you look at the left side of the main totem you will see the cub totem in the tree.

It was a very nice ride - and on the way home we stopped at a farm stand and got fresh summer vegetables - corn, lettuce, cucumbers, big fat red tomatoes and next on to a berry stand where we got a flat of raspberries and strawberries. The car smelled great all the way home.

I didn't get any quilting done today, but after we got home I did get my tomato plants potted up in the new greenhouse so before too long we should have fresh tomatoes. Our yard has a cool micro climate and in the evenings the cool air from the top of the hill behind the house slides down and makes our yard too cool to effectively grow tomatoes, and now we have a solution for that

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