There are lots of sensory delights this time of year
An icy cold beer after mowing the lawn.
Strawberry shortcake, not that manufactured spongy stuff, but real shortcake,
More like a Cat Head Biscuit, smothered with lots of real whipped cream.
But for my money, there’s little better than a perfectly ripe peach,
Eaten over the kitchen sink while looking out at the birds in the backyard,
Juices dripping down my chin, my wrist, my arm.
That is summer to me, summed up quite nicely,
And as my grandma always said,
I could eat them ‘til I founder.
Happy First Day of Summer!
What are your favorite joys of Summer?
I’m with your grandmother! Oh, peaches!
One of the true joys of summer! 🙂
A mouth watering picture. I think I need to find a peach!
This time of year, it’s hard to get enough!
I can’t decide between peaches and fresh corn on the cob. Maybe Peaches and Cream Corn. Happy summer!
Oh yes, nothing like a really ripe peach… or strawberries still warm from the sunshine… Happy summer Ben!
And a Happy Summer to you, Cathy! Enjoy the fruits of the season! 🙂
I know exactly what you mean! The smell and taste is quite simply .. Divine 😃
A perfect peach is almost erotic in its sensuality… Perhaps it’s a good thing they’re not available year ’round 🙂
We have about 10 peach tres .. I eat my fair share 😃
I’ve never heard of Cat Head Biscuit but have eaten a few biscuits in my day. Nothing like the juicy splendor of peaches.
In our neck of the woods we make biscuits as big as a cat”s head, so that’s what we call ’em 🙂
I had a great craft beer tonight, strawberries are in season, but there are not going to be a peach crop this year in NH. They were all wiped out when we had a bad freeze on Valentine’s Day. So, please, have another peach for me. 🙂
Sorry to hear about the peach crop; you’ll have to double down on the craft beer and strawberries 😉
Yes, it’s a wonderful time of year with the strawberries and peaches and the sun taking so long to set.
Definitely some of the joys of the season! Cheers! Ben
Yes to beer, strawberries, and peaches. And soft ice cream at a place only open in the summer. (And I like that your grandmother said “founder” instead of “flounder”!) 😉
Those soft-serve ice creams shops are getting harder and harder to find but so worth seeking out! 🙂
Frangipani and Poincianas, it is like a foreign language!
My favorite summer meal–Tortellini with pesto sauce made from fresh basil, just-picked tomatoes, and peach shortcake made with locally grown peaches! Peaches are the very definition of summer to me!
That sounds delicious! A perfect summertime feast! 🙂
Benjamin = a kooky question, have you ever heard of using Beautyberry foliage to deter mosquitoes? This is from northern Mississippi, I think??
Y’know, my Granny used to plant those along with citronella and claimed they kept the ‘skeeters away. And I think I did read an article (can’t remember the publication, Horticulture, perhaps) a few years ago that backed up her claim. So many of the old folk applications for plants seem to hold true! I had forgotten about that, so thanks for reminding me. I think now we’ll be planting some on our deck in the near future 🙂
Interesting, I just bought 3! if I find the article about the research I will forward it..
mmmmm. Delicious! It’s been hit or miss for peaches around here, but when you finally get one of those chin-dripping explosions of sweet flavor 🙂
Hope your summer is filled with great peaches! 🙂
Sure looks like a good peach
Had to eat it over the sink! 🙂
The best sort
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