Right off the bat, I would like to say...
It's very true, that time flies when you're having fun. My week with Els was here and gone in the blink of an eye - and it was a darn good thing that we were forced to say goodbye quickly at the train station. (Who's cutting the onions??) It was a weepy trip home.
Just when I thought that I would be able to take a breather, this happened.
|Second round of Marianne's tomatoes.|
|My own garden started producing!|
I had to go back in for a bigger trug!
|My neighbor dropped off a 'few' tomatoes|
|A dozen ears of corn, ready to freeze.|
|The first round of Marianne's tomatoes!|
Once I was assured that Els liked zucchini, I pulled out the stops on my zucchini recipe repertoire. There were zoodles, of course, and a find-sounding-but-meh-tasting savory vegetable cheesecake (heavy on the zucchini). There was Lemon Zucchini Bread with Lemon Glaze, again. There was Tomato and Cheddar pie. There were Grilled Fish Packets with... yep. There were smoothies for breakfast and cheese and bread for lunch. There were MANY cups of tea. There was peace and quiet.
And, there was...weeding. Who knew that there was someone out there who LIKED to weed?!
|Red noodle beans on the left; yard long|
beans on the right. Zucchini straight ahead.
|The cosmos went crazy!|
|Dahlias and kale|
|Cucumbers and dahlias and...|
|Pepper bed with... no weeds!|
|The lovely Els.|
While we were lounging on the deck, discussing the true meaning of life and enjoying the hummingbirds, I suddenly found myself still talking to Els, but looking at the sky through the top of the pergola. My deck chair had decided to become an extreme lounge chair. I would have carried on talking, but all my blood was being pumped to my head. Looks like I will be searching for 'new' deck furniture in the spring. Having guests was also the key to my guest shower head going on strike. I have very hard water and faithfully soak the shower head in white vinegar to keep it flowing. Apparently, it had had enough. I managed to get my handyguy to come down at 9P to wrest the thing off so that I could get to HD in the morning to buy a replacement. He was then good enough to come back down to put it on. Who knew Teflon tape was a thing? So - shower is go, chair is gone. But summer is over and my days of lounging are over, too.