Posts Tagged: summer foods

not complaining

Summer has officially arrived and Canadians everywhere are doing what they love to do a lot:  complaining about the weather.  Not me.  I'm so glad to see summer.  I am glad to have my bike out; to be wearing sandals and getting pedicures.  I'm glad that the city festival season is in full swing; that I am going up to the cottage soon; that my skin is turning brown and that there is colour everywhere. I’m glad to be spending entire days outside; that the harbour is filled with boats and the Harbourfront filled with tourists.  I’m glad for the long days and that the summer solstice is almost here.  I’m glad for the abundance of fresh foods, and especially glad for having people I love to share it with and a rooftop patio to share it on.

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more august, more views

Last night my girls came to dinner.  For awhile we had the rooftop patio to ourselves, which was surprising because as summer nights go, it couldn't have been more perfect. 

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.  ~Wallace Stevens

Dinner

The best kind of summer dinner - a hodgepodge of contributions by all – what's onhand, what was at the Thursday farmer's market, what looked good at the little grocer's; Ontario's bounty is something I'm always most grateful for this time of year.  It's most definitely beautiful thing number 55.
Dinner
Queens Quay, Lake Shore Blvd. and the Gardiner Expressway, looking west.
Dinner
Queens Quay looking east.

Dinner

I never get tired of the moon painting light upon the lake.  Lets call it beautiful thing number 56.