Summer on Vashon Island: What I Learned, Part II{19}

A followup to my post: 10 Things I Learned This Summer

burton harbor vashon islandSummer is too generous a season to limit my learning curve to a wee bunny slope.

A mere 10 lessons to be learned, I think not.

Vashon Island summer day Tramp Harbor

As I sit at my kitchen table ignoring autumn’s various and persistent calling cards, I ponder a few more epiphanies from the waning days of summer on Vashon Island. Clogged gutters, unplanted fall flower bulbs, sooty chimneys and rutted drives will have to wait a little longer; I’m not quite ready to let go of the fairest season.

Summer on Vashon Island

What I Learned: Part II

liberty apples on the tree1. Putting the shine on the apple takes little effort.

full moon through the madrona trees2. August moons can steal your heart.

3. Some omnivores are stalwart carnivores.

4. Health food: a BLT covers all of the major food groups.

5.  Some farm hands are more about the eating, less about the picking.

6. Diet food (see floor)  is best left to those on a diet.

spelling love with fingers7. Sometimes you just have to spell it out for people.

bulldogs in a truck8. Road trips are always better with sidekicks.

cases of wine in the basement9.  Naivete Trust  is a friend  who stores 15 cases of wine in your cellar (…hiccup).

sleeping under a fuzzy kiwi vine10. Never take a long nap next to a kiwi vine.