Late summer. It's all about fruit. The last berries. And sushi for those hurried just-come-in-from-adventures dinner times. I have it all ready to go in the fridge and can assemble it in minutes...genius.
Sneaking in swims. Heritage variety grapes. Apples straight from the tree. Monarch butterflies hatching. Eagerly eyeing up the feijoa's. (Are they ready yet? Are they ready yet?!)
Enjoying the cooler nights. And friends in sunshine. Before we all start holing up for the wintry months.
Preparing for the rain and cold of the months to come: piles of merino fabric to turn into trousers and tops for jed and my market stall and online stores. To be embellished with vintage fabric of course. I've picked up some craft projects from thrift shops for those rainy days in very small house and have stashed them away. A weaving loom. A 70's felt crafting for kids box set.
I am inspired by Paxus's attempts at daily blogging. For the activists among you or those interested in transforming the world into a more sustainable (and certainly more interesting) place visit his blog, Passport to Complaining. Pax and i go many years back and he writes from Twin Oaks Community in Central Virginia, USA, where i used to live. See if you can spot the younger Anissa in his Feb 26th post.
And, to leave you with sheer joy...Jed and i move through our days singing this song:
Home. By Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
I love it.