Monday, June 28, 2010

Hot summer day!

It's hot in NC and this is what two poor country girls do to stay cool! I have decided not to go to tanning beds anymore, but I have not vowed not to tan at all..... so we are tanning, just a little. So my dear daughter and I bought kiddie pools and this is how we tan. It's pretty silly looking, but we sure have had some good "mother daughter bonding" while sitting in these pools together. So refreshing!

My garden is outside this little gate. Just a short walk down the hill to get to the garden. As I walked toward the garden, I saw something RED in the distance....

Oh yes! Yummy German Johnson tomatoes... almost ripe... almost ready for a fresh, home grown tomato sandwich. There is nothing like the taste of a fresh home grown tomato... maybe in a day or two????

These sunflowers are planted in the edge of our vegetable garden. They were planted for the birds and for our viewing pleasure. I love sunflowers, always have, but I love them even more since I met a new friend from Kansas. I rarely see a pretty sunflower now, without thinking of her! Hello, Trish!

I would love to visit Kansas one day and see the miles and miles of sunflower fields when the flowers are blooming. I'm sure it is just breath taking! I wonder if the people from Kansas take this gorgeous view for granted, just like I used to take the ocean for granted, when I lived there. Oh, I would love to live closer to the ocean again... just to enjoy its beauty.... I would paint my cottage blue and plant sunflowers all around. LOL Do sunflowers even grow near the ocean???


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

My favorite summer sandwich is a vine-warmed tomato, soft white breat, mayo and lots of salt & pepper! About as good as it gets!
Love the duo-swimming-pools!

Debbie J said...

Those pools with chairs in them crack me up! Looks like lots of fun. I love the sunflowers and the garden gate lots and lots! I had my first tomato sandwich of the summer last night and fried okra! We've been eating fresh corn on the cob and squash too.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Penny,
This is just too funny. I bet you two have a blast visiting. It is really hot here too.
Have a fun summer and stay cool.

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

So funny!!! The little pools are so cute and great for cooling off. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

ancient one said...

We need to see y'all in those chairs.. I don't see how that works for tanning...LOL

Love the pics of your garden. We're already eating "mater" sandwiches. Not German Johnson though.. I don't even know if they have that variety here.

Janet, said...

We have one tomato almost ready to pick. I love sunflowers, too. They are so pretty!

Just Breathe said...

That's hysterical but a great idea!
Your garden looks wonderful. Have a great 4th.