Aug 1, 2009

Counting Down –

For Augustpalooza!

Hello everyone! The owner of my best and longest friendship ever – 47 years! – was born August 1st, which is an important day no matter who you are or what you believe. Several family members were born in August as was yet another good friend. And kids go back to school. So the month is special to me for several reasons.

Lammas or Loaf Mass was/is celebrated on this day. For many, especially in agricultural societies around the world, it was First Harvest. And it was a last chance, a last ditch effort to get those quickie crops in the ground that would supplement the harvest over what were harsh winters, no doubt. More on that later… like October.

And, this is the Last Chance to make a comment for the drawing at Midnight on Saturday, August 1st for EyeCandy’s Augustpalooza Art Giveaway. Only three more after this. This has been fun, even if a couple have been delayed and one got TOTALLY off track… what the --???

Speaking of first harvests...

Now, before you laugh, T is inordinately proud of these three little peppers (and how they grew), and the basil is not to be believed… we’ve already been enjoying these fragrant leaves in food and tinctures for other things. Good thing it's all in a pot up on the back deck, otherwise that handsome rascal Buck would make short work of it. Of course, if he got a mouthful of those peppers, he might think twice next time.

Happy birthday, Leon.
Get More of What You Love,


beedeebabee said...

Hi Candace! Another great drawing!... Your peppers and basil look delicious! I love basil, the taste and that glorious smell, yummy!...I want to thank you for always leaving such sweet comments when you visit. They always make me smile! Happy birthday to your friend...AND lastly, I hope you also "Get more of what you love" Paulette :o)

femminismo said...

Glad I dropped by. Yes, I love the "clothing" you've made with words. Sometimes we're such rascals, and make such poor verbal decisions in what we say, that a good penance might be wearing our words around our necks. (Not that that's ever happened to me!) Love the peppers and basil. Oh, such good things could come of that combination. Best to you, pal! - Jeanne

Anne said...

Hi, Candace! Terrific drawing! And I love your harvest! We have a teensy garden ourselves on our back deck, and have enjoyed a handful of cherry tomatoes, fresh cilantro, and fresh basil. Enjoy! :-)

Velvet Ginger said...

You are really quite the little gardener aren't you???
I also like the Verbage Vintage clothing your little darling is wearing!!!
I missed you!!!