Back in the spring, it was a big deal to have grilled cheese sandwiches on the porch. Now our garden looks like a jungle and the cicadas swell a slow rhythm to the quiet hot afternoons.
Here are some pictures looking back on our spring and into the summer.
We love our new porch swing and our old strawberry sorbet-smoothies.
Sugar snap peas were a good crop this year for healthy snacking. The key was to plant the seeds as soon as the ground could be worked in late winter.
We planted alpine strawberries along a rock border, because they can take some shade and they don’t spread all over like garden strawberries.
Sofia did sidewalk drawings with Luke and Diana, while Mark watered. We also planted a baby fig tree this year.
We visited National Harbor for the first time on Memorial Day.
Diana liked to squeeze behind the roses and pick her some sour cherries. We had enough this year for Virginia to be able to make a pie!
Enrico got breakfast in bed for Father’s Day.
We grew purple carrots. Tiny ones because Luke scoffed at evenly spaced rows and cast the seeds by fistful.
And sunflowers were surprise guests, apparently planted by birds among the apples, peaches, and daisies.
That’s all for now. We’re in Italy now, and I’m wishing you a summer that is nice and hot, and restful yet adventurous.