Don’t laugh, but today we will likely break a heat record somewhere in the low 90s. Too hot for Tom or the shade, I plan on cooling off in Puget Sound, where I will go from tenor to soprano in mere minutes. Nonetheless, it is a sweet, sweet plunge. Summer is a celebratory event around here. Islanders practically panic over getting the most out of a day. Whether checking off a chore list, stopping to smell a few roses, or getting out for a beach walk with friends, a warm sunny summer day on Vashon is a treat to be savored. You don’t want to miss a minute, so let me share a few snapshots and my modest progress report before I head to the beach.
Thanks to four strong dinner guests and two worthy sawhorses, the log board left the barn and debuted on the lawn as a Fourth of July dinner table. It continues to serve esteemed guests and bossy dogs for most summer feasts and fetes.
Downstairs bathroom still needs to be tackled, but that didn’t seem to bother this princely Pacific Treefrog. (And unfortunately, no wishes were offered up before his hop out the window.)
Pizza, Pizza: Karen of La Biondo Farm christened her mobile wood-fired pizza oven during our Strawberry Festival, and let me just say, I was rolling in the dough. (Thanks to everyone who donated to her kickstarter campaign.)Raspberry and Peach shortcakes: the breakfast of champions and the finely pedigreed.