I complain often about living in Illinois.
I'd really rather live somewhere near the
water, somewhere not so flat! However, in
the summer nature's bounty is plentiful and delicious.
Fresh picked tomatoes...
Turn into a beautiful Caprese salad...
The hot Illinois sun...
Local peaches turn into the best peach
dumplings. Thank you Yvonne @ Stone Gable for your
delicious and easy recipe. I topped mine with fresh
whipping cream with a hint of sugar and vanilla added.
For her recipe: click here
You might remember that we had to remove our blue
spruce tree earlier this summer. I would show you a before
picture, but it is on the data disk from my recently crashed computer
and I don't want to take time to look for it. We had hopes
that the tiny climbing rose we planted would actually
climb the new fence...and it is!
I am linking today with Mary @ little red house for Mosaic Monday
and Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. Please visit
these busy ladies and enjoy the other bloggers who have linked with them.