Wednesday, July 21, 2010

july


Summer is luxuriously upon us. Radiant and ripe. One has no choice but to give in. The heat almost too much, but then my thoughts wander six months hence and I bottle these golden days for future recollection. The hot evenings are not great for sleep. I often creep outside in the heart of the night to sit under my leafy trees, enjoying the soft balmy air and listening to the tiny sounds in my garden, wondering who else is quietly awake in these early hours.

This was taken in the window at the Tangled Garden. A wonderful shop perched at the edge of Wolfville, that sells jellies, vinegars and liquers. I've mentioned it before in this blog and will probably mention it again sometime. I love their products and beautiful garden.

7 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful shot!

The Words Crafter said...

And they look so beautiful...love the colors and the shadowy surroundings...love the part about wondering who else is quietly awake...thought provoking...rabbits? a snake? cats? a wolf...? that could turn into a really neat story...or painting...

hatjunkie said...

That would be me that's also up in the middle of the night. Lovely photo. I'll have to check that shop out.

Suzie Ridler said...

What a stunning photograph Shelagh, honestly, it really captures the warmth and beauty yet oppression of summer heat. Thank goodness the rain has cooled things off! Thanks for the RT about the Westcliff article, they published it, yay!!!!

Holly H. said...

I thought that was your kitchen window at first and was immediately jealous! Still am, after checking out that store's website. Just found your blog though - its fantastic!

jacque4u2c said...

Awesome camera shot!

susanna said...

Ohhh, I would love to go to the Tangled Garden with you. What a gorgeous setting, with the herb garden and wildflowers. Beautiful! And I'd pick up a few of those jellies and vinegars as gifts - and for myself! I like the idea of buying locally-made products as gifts when on vacation or here at home. A lot of care went into the makings of these jellies and vinegars.