Saturday, July 31, 2010

You can have your summers

I am in the minority. I have a problem with summer. I do not like bugs, heat, or humitity. I don't want to garden and pull weeds. I don't mind mowing the lawn.

I would rather look at falling leaves and rake them. I love to have snow melting on my face and I have fun shoveling.

But, and this is a big "but" - there is something I do like about summer. I like the farmer's markets and roadside stands. I grew up in a farming community and I used to bike up to the local roadside stand and buy fresh vegetables. (asparagus and corn on the cob stand out in my mind)

I stopped at the farmer's market in Suttons Bay this morning and picked up some goodies.

I bought fresh basil and garlic to make pesto. (ask me how good my car smells)

I have green beans, cucumbers, and lettuce.

And then I treated myself to a pecan roll and flowers.

So, I guess summer is not all that bad.