Saturday, July 2, 2011

In Season

One of the things I love about reading blogs is 'meeting' people from all over the world.  Even though it's summer here in our part of the world, it's winter in Australia.  So, while they are wearing wool, we are eating watermelon.  

Even in North America, the climate varies pretty widely during any given season.  We used to spend our summers in Pennsylvania.  I miss the coolness of the morning and evening air, being able to sleep with the windows open, watching the kids chase fireflies as evening sets in. 

Here in Florida, it's hot and humid, and we are in the midst of our rainy season.  Of course, we welcome the rain - it keeps us green, among other things.  It's a very different experience than summer in PA, and I find we spend more time indoors in a FL summer.  More time to sew, right?

In the photos above, all the fruit is local.  The melons are from a fruit stand down the street, and they came from local farms.  The grapes and figs are from my friend Theresa.  Her folks grow them organically on their land.  I love where they live - they have an amazing garden, chickens in the cleanest coop I've ever seen, and the extended family members live on adjoining properties.  Theresa brings me organically grown fruit and veggies all year, she is the best!

What local stuff are you enjoying these days?

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