The farmer's markets in our county do a good job of awakening the senses every summer.
Right up the street to the right is a big family run operation.
The many children of the family help their parents on the farm and at the roadside stand.
For us, it is like having our own farmer's market in the neighborhood, and we take full advantage of the treasures sold there.
It is our version of a backyard garden.
Fresh tomatoes. Last night my husband said, "he prefers these over candy anyday."
Sweet, seedless watermelon, ripe, big blueberries, and lots of delicious cantelope. Last evening I decided to pull out my melon baller and make watermelon and cantelope balls, just like I used to do when helping my mother in the kitchen. For her dinner parties years ago, she would always want the fruit cut up in this manner. It did bring back memories as I stood at my kitchen counter scooping out each little ball of fruit. With my handy gadget, it does not take a long time to complete the job. I set these little dishes of fruit in my refrigerator, providing special fruit treats for the little guys staying with me today.
From my flower garden...roses and daisies. I just had to feel like I contributed a bit to the beauty of it all. Fresh fruit and flowers, a perfect combination.
With all our grandchildren, plump red grapes seem to be one of thier favorites. They are in abundant supply now and taste sweeter than ever.
Simple ways to remind me of the beauty in each day, and not to let summer pass by without taking notice of these little miracles of nature.
Thank you for stopping by tonight. I do hope you have opportunity to sit down to a yummy bowl of fresh from the garden fruits or vegtables.