Thursday, August 1, 2013



Summer is at its sweetest.  Peaches are at their best here right now.  Each week I make a special trip to a local produce farm stand to buy peaches and fresh homegrown tomatoes. An added bonus is that they have flowers and plants there, too.  New types every week.  I need blinders when I go there, or the will power not to buy any more plants. I have thought about taking my camera there when I go, but then thought better of it, when I realized how much I am usually carrying when I come home.


Tomatoes with supper and fresh sliced peaches for desert. Wonderful summer.  Sometimes peaches and cottage cheese for lunch. Dreaming of peaches and (ice) cream.  Peaches taste and look like summer to me. 

I remember my mom canning peaches from the trees at the house.  As I think of it now, I can almost feel the peach juice running down my wrists, the sweet acidity stinging my arms and the kitchen hot as blazes.  I only "helped" my mom can peaches once or twice in my life. I was too young (nine years old maybe) to appreciate it or enjoy it then, but I am glad to have those memories now.   Sweet summer memories.  



  1. Your photos are wonderful of one of summer's and God's lovely bounty. I can just taste a juicy peach.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  2. Peaches are my favorite. I love peach jam, peach cobbler and fresh peach pie with ice cream, Yum Yum Yum. It's time to make a fresh peach pie.
    Your pictures are wonderful.

  3. I had some this week from a local peach farm...yum..yum :) Blessings

  4. I am going home this weekend and hope they have the Red Haven peaches I have dreamed about all year!

  5. Oh yum! Nothing like fresh fruit and veggies. Hubby and I had garden tomatoes and cucs as a side dish for dinner tonight. So much better than anything you can buy in the store! Freshly picked peaches are delish!

  6. The peaches look good! Love that first shot with the flowers among the peaches. We planted some fruit trees last year and had a few peaches growing, but I think the pesky deer has gotten them all.
    Hope you're having a nice weekend!

  7. I love fresh peaches, having my own tree
    and memories of the past and making jam.
    Do not do that at this time :)
    Thank you for visiting me...

  8. Hi Susie...I have been gorging myself on peaches from the Farmer's Market all week...the best time of year!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
    I think your Primitive Santas are talented you are!

  9. We have peach trees in the yard, but the peaches are very small and slow to ripen before becoming rotted. Still we have managed to salvage a few to enjoy with fresh fruit salad in the morning. Our tomato crop is not as prolific so we also have bought from local markets and a neighbor donated some.

  10. Hello Susie! I was so glad to meet you when you visited my blog and left such a nice comment. I've been sitting here reading through your past few posts, amazed at the quality of your blog. You have a beautiful blog and I look forward to reading more. I have followed you!

    My husband will enjoy seeing these posts too. He has to be as much of a peach lover as you do and will love your friend the bumblebee and especially the story of Squirrely! I felt so sad reading it and angry at the person who took him. I hope that was him who made his way back and enjoyed his freedom, although I'm sure he missed his Kleenex!

    I'm so glad to have met you!


  11. I think peaches are one the best things about summer! Pretty photos - I love your blue dishes! I know what you mean about buying new plants. I made a deal with myself that I wouldn't buy any more until I planted or potted up the ones I have! It's so hard to resist! Hugs, xo

  12. Hello Susie and thank you for stopping by my blog : )
    I think I will have to resort to Scarlet's Gone with the Wind straw hat soon too. I usually have a pink bandanna on to keep the sweat out of my face .. puttering does seem to make us lose track of time in the garden.
    It is so frustrating becoming older (with conditions that restrict what we can do)and having to "adjust" how we garden.
    Peaches are such an all round wonderful summer fruit eh ?
    Pears used to be the Autumn treat when we lived on the east coast .. we have famous areas such as the Annapolis Valley that provided them and they totally smelled of Autumn : )
    Your santas are adorable !!
    Joy : )
    PS We have two spoiled kitties .. one married son to a wonderful woman in South Carolina !