"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Cucumber Harvest

Our joyful return to the Lodge from the Cottage and our happy reunion with the Chap and Lola was celebrated with the harvesting (and eating) of the Giant Cucumber.

I was delighted to find another of my deliciously scented vintage sweet peas blooming--Painted Lady. She's a bi-colour, dating from the 1730's.

Rose of the Day

C├ęcile Brunner, Sweetheart Rose, Mignon Rose, Maltese Rose. A polyantha rose, with China rose in its pedigree. It has a unique scent.

I've loved this rose all my life. The climbing version grew up the brick wall of my bedroom. In summer, with the windows open, I could see and smell it from the window next to my bed.

It's too tender for New England's climate, so I've planted it in a tub on the big deck. When it goes dormant, I will try and overwinter it.

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