Yesterday, was a golf day off for hubby and we decided to take a short drive down the coast to the Stonehaven wharf. It is in the opposite direction of the in laws place at the beach and we hadn't been there in years. I like to get around with my camera, taking pictures that i store for future inspiration. My husband joked that he was 'driving Miss Daisy'.The terrain there is completely different than the more beach-y areas that stretch before and after it.
Afterwards, we went to the in laws place in Beresford to visit and take out the kayaks. There are lots of shore birds around right now as fall approaches. I cant believe I managed to catch this one in flight.
The heron however, kept moving away from me.
This morning, after my tea and breakfast and getting clothes on the line, I made a couple of jars of old fashioned blueberry jam using no pectin and less sugar. This recipe has maple syrup in it. I made 1/2 a recipe.
Wild Blueberry Jam
I'm planning to do a tomato and sausage stuffed zucchini for supper.
The garden is looking a bit wild with the nasturtiums winding their way around the cosmos and the herbs by the back door.
The sunflowers are just blooming and I really like them against the fence.
The scarlet runner beans are taking over the deck.
Late summer colors run from deep purples, pinks, oranges and gold. I can't resist picking some of the wild tansy that grows along the roads. It will dry out and hold it's color for months.
I can't possibly sketch or use all this inspiration in my work but I do try to enjoy all the sensual nourishment at least.
Now, I must go and get started on that zucchini
I'd love to hear how your enjoying your summer (or winter).