Of a morning I rode my bicycle through the wooded path
to the community gardens in the park
There were tomatoes, courgettes, summer squash, and cucumber
I also picked up a couple of heads of garlic and an aubergine
but the star of the show....and what rounded me off to a whole five dollars
was a small bouquet of zinnias!
I popped the whole thing into my wicker bicycle basket
and rode back along the path toward home.
the path is lined with bright purple loosestrife, Goldenrod, and creamy Queen-Anne's Lace
white moths and orange butterflies
fly by me as I pedal
and if there have been no neighbor's walking dogs
a hedgehog or two scurries along the path
when they hear me coming
This evening there is roasted veggies, with fresh basil, oregano and parsley from the kitchen garden
turkey meatloaf with feta, lemon and oregano
and home-baked cornbread fresh from the oven.
When the ground turkey goes on sale at the market I pick up a couple of packages
Fresh vegetables are plentiful and affordable at this time of year
and cornbread can be made for a song
We dine on the porch with a beautiful vase of old fashioned zinnias
and the cool ocean breeze
Tea on Tuesday morning is something fruity
I had a half-dozen bags loose in a tea-tin on the shelf...
I popped two of them into the pot
and they were delicious and aromatic
I will pour the rest of the pot into a pitcher
after it steeps all morning
and drink it iced later in the afternoon
I am a New England girl
and so I like my tea with no sugar
and my johnny-cake sweet.
I would like to invite you to come back on Tuesday for my first over link-up
Your post can be about anything
sort of Tuesday afternoon-ish