It's been hot and dry for months already, whereas it sometimes takes until August to feel like summer around here. We have ripening tomatoes, for pete's sake! It's been eighty-something-degrees and sunny all month, and it doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon. For an in depth description of why our summer here in the upper-left-hand corner is objectively the best in the country, I recommend this super interesting (and very uplifting) blog post.
This has kept us busy for a couple of reasons. Sunny summers mean all-hands-on-deck for the small restaurant we both work at, which gets overwhelmed by tourists waiting for ferry boats. On our days off, it's a scramble to keep up with the garden, which is growing at a break-neck pace, food and weeds alike. On top of that, we've been inundated (happily so) by dinner guests, house guests, neighborly get-togethers, barbecues, family, new friends, old friends and the occasional sing-along. If you can believe it, we've also found enough time to drop our kayaks in the water. Phew! It's a strongly held belief of ours that the only way to not lose your mind in the long, dark, wet winters, is to so throughly exhaust yourself throughout the summer; always doing something, always outside, continually sunburnt and aching; that you long for a cold day next to the wood stove with a book. We're getting there...
So yes, we have neglected to blog for longer than we intended. Hopefully you've all been enjoying your own raucous summers and didn't even notice! You can count on steady updates for now, we've got some big plans in the works. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the house now that we've gotten further into the nesting phase:
|The living room|
|The bedroom loft|
|Bedroom and guestroom|
|"Still life with log"|