It is the end of the third week of August. Sirius, the Dog Star, can be seen in the morning sky. The corn husks are browning, the humidity is starting to get a little less onerous, and the sun light is starting to give off that crisp autumnal clarity.
And then there are the tomatoes and sunflowers –
Those beauteous globes of red that burst with flavor and aroma. I celebrated tomatoes this week by taking two bushels of these beauties and “putting them by” as my grandmother used to say. Come December and January we will have a taste of the Dog Days to give us faith that the cruel short days of cold will end and red and yellow will again rule the day.
Wishing you a bite of a juicy tomato and a vase full of sunflowers,