Where did this summer go? It truly melted away on me.
So what have I been doing with my summer?
It doesn’t feel like a whole lot actually.
Primarily I have been working, and often I am so tired from my morning of running around the restaurant, I feel like doing little else.
And so many afternoons are simply spent relaxing around home, and sometimes even napping.
When I do keep my energy up for the day, we make it out into nature for hikes.
And while there have been a lot less hikes this summer than usual, they have all been equally stunning!
These photos are from our hike to Cutthroat Pass.
We took the Cutthroat Lake trail up, and arrived at the Pacific Crest Trail at the pass.
It is fun to re-visit the Pacific Crest Trail any time we can.
These moments in nature have been very healing for my soul, and a wonderful workout for my body.
So often I wish I could just sit in one spot for days and absorb all the beauty that surrounds me in these areas.
And my garden has been keeping me busy these days.
As you can see in comparison to my earlier photo, the garden has filled in a Lot!
It is amazing how much food can be produced from such a small amount of land.
I have to admit I am not keeping up with my garden as much as I would like,
but I am managing to harvest and preserve a lot of what is coming out of it.
And eating some amazing fresh meals from it all also.
The other night I made a spectacular roasted tomato and basil soup.
The freshness of all the ingredients, and then the intense flavor of roasting was amazing!
I have also been enjoying canning.
I have a great abundance of jams, along with a few other canned items.
Now as our cooler evenings roll around, and the plants in my garden and nature mature,
I am reminded that summer is coming to a close already.
While I wish I had more of it to enjoy, I value the memories I did make this season.
I hope you all had a most magical summer, and were able to experience some of natures wonder!