Pink is my second favorite color (right after green). As I perused my past photographs, I found so many shades of my beloved pink ~ blushing camellias, magenta knock-out roses, bubblegum foxgloves ~ but these two early morning snaps seemed to capture each and every variety of pink in one amazing sunrise. Even as I type this I have to laugh seeing the pinkness all around me ~ pink pen lying atop my journal, big bursting pink peonies (artificial) in a vase to my left, a mini pink vase of artificial pink rosebuds to my right, a bright pink Sharpie in my pen cup. I guess when you have three sons and a husband one must find ways to pinkify!
Last weekend we took the whole family to a nearby produce stand. We were craving something that tasted fresh from the garden and since I don't have my own garden, we found this place. The fields were full of fall-colored flowered. Can't wait for those cooler days to come. But for now, we are reveling in the height of summer sunshine and produce. It's easy to go overboard here and buy much more than you can use in the next few days. I don't even like okra but they look so inviting in those cute blue crates. These tomatoes inspired a caprese salad for lunch: tomato slices cut into quarters, hunks of fresh mozzarella, snipped basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar. These strawberries wound up being dunked in Silky Chocolate Fondue . Every girl dreams of doing her shopping with one of these adorable woven baskets, doesn't she? Even the boys had fun playing in the sand while I took m