I get to go to a picnic today. It doesn’t matter what food is served; it’s always better for being outside food! Back yard food.
Food packed in your backpack and enjoyed on a bench. yum. Foods carried the short distance from your kitchen to your porch. It’s all good!
And Summer foods: foods that come from the garden, are scrubbed and plopped on your plate!
Barbecued bits of your choice.
Often served to chatting, laughing friends.
Making the Peace of Summer while enjoying its fruits!
Maybe next year, when people are complaining about the cold, people will remember their dissatisfaction with this hot, humid weather.
Asch, I doubt it. We do like being dissatisfied with the weather. It’s as hard to find something lovely to say about this weather as it is finding something great to say about cold rainy November or frigid, blustery March — other than ’tis the season!
I confess, I love it. Well, Ok, I did get a bit grumpy about the fact that the two times I started out to the pool I’d get a block and there would be either thunder or lightning, followed by a prodigious storm… but… excuses to sit in my chair and read and write — you’ll never get a complaint outta me!
And there are melons and corn and tomatoes and peaches. hello August I love you! The bounty of Summer and Summer foods! Most of them cooling! Yum!
I hope your day is cool and that you’re not forced to be working in this heat. May the hot, humid Peace of August be with you. And may I be at Peace with it. You too!