“How did you grow so big overnight
How did you get so smart and bright
Yesterday you were asleep in my arms
Today you’re growing off the charts…” -Frances England
We have had a morning tradition for a few weeks now where we drink our coffee in the back yard and soak in the calmness of the early morning sun. Petey and Tank go back and forth between wrestling in the dew covered grass and snoozing in their chosen sun patches. Really, it has been a glorious summer so far.
Yesterday, I looked over at my pots of basil and it seemed like over night they tripled in size. The leaves were dark green and crisp, perfect for a fresh batch of pesto. Up until this year, I hadn’t really appreciated how wonderful having a backyard and garden really is. We are (very) far from eating primarily from our garden, but it is really fun to look right in the yard for dinner inspiration – especially when we just just stocked up on other local treats from the farmer’s market! Oh summer, I am so happy you are here…