This is one of my main swimming spots. It's just an above ground pool, but I find that comes in handy when it's so hot you want to take your entire meal in there! Too bad the hose snuck in this one. Also, being a new camera I had turned on the date feature and never figured out a way to get the stupid thing off the picture.
When it's not 105 degrees, summer time means outdoor eating, and eating foods that require grilling or even no cooking at all. Here's a meal I had this week of our grilled potatoes, drunken applesauce, beet salad, potato salad, and greek style salad.My glass of wine just hadn't made it to the table yet. All but the potatoes were leftovers, including the ribs my husband had prepared for himself. That was very nice.
I love all the colors and amazing abundance at the markets this time of year. Those favorite summer time treats that you've been waiting for all year are suddenly piled high. One of the exceptions is eggs. The chickens get broody and produce a lot less. I missed on eggs one week. Showed up just as the market opened the next, and got the last carton from my favorite egg vendor.
Just for fun, here's a glimpse of what my dog Elwood does when he wants me to put down the camera, recipe book or the garden hose and pick up the Frisbee.