I'm a cold weather girl, coming off a really nasty summer (we had ten days over 100 degrees and 50 more over 90) so I'm rooting for the heat to break. It's been in the 80s most of this week, but the cold front is due to come through tonight, and they're talking about frost and other wintry weather stuff. So it seemed like a good day to close down many aspects of our summer way of life (and not a minute too soon in my opinion).
The farmer picked what was left of the basil, and it will probably become pesto tomorrow. He picked blossoms and leaves from the nasturtiums for our salad tonight.
And we had one last dinner on our screened-in porch. Our porch is one of those fancies that is glorious when the moment is right, and kind of superfluous all the rest of the time. Unfortunately we haven't had too many right moments this year; even with a ceiling fan it's been way too hot to eat outside for most of the summer. Tomorrow it will probably be too late. But tonight it was beautiful,