Saturday, August 14, 2010
After weeding, watering, and clipping seedheads yesterday, I walked to the edges of the woodland to find that the muscadines are ripening! They're wonderful colors of pink, purple, russet and green and hide behind those variously-sized, heart-shaped leaves. I stood under those vines I could reach and nibbled a few of the ripest ones ... and took photos of the others. We made preserves from our harvest last year... we'll see how much time we've got to do that again this season.
We began dehydrating more fruit -- from tomatoes to bananas to mangoes..... and today, once those are dry enough, we'll fill the dehydrator with sweet smelling nectarines. YUM. I feel like the busy ant in the story of the ant and the grasshopper -- I'm laying in stores for the winter while the world seems to be playing during the remaining days of summer! LOL
I'm also preparing for an exhibit this September -- actually 3 of them - at the library in the town where I work. I'll have wall space for my watercolors, a large display case for the altered books I've created years ago (http://www.picturetrail.com/linfrye), and the Arboretum will have a display case for its upcoming events -- an entire month! WOO WHOO!! So today, we're off for more frames and mats --- including one for my son's marsh scene that he has patiently been waiting for!
It's still incredibly hot and rain threatens every once in a while .. I wish it would give us a good soaking!!
Have a great day!