Monday, August 1, 2011

Good morning!

...and what a beautiful morning it is! We had rain last night and this morning the garden was happy. I took my coffee outside, fed the birds and swept the patio and walkways. Thank heavens for the rain to cool temperatures a bit and to water our thirsty gardens.

And speaking of gardens, we've been having a bumper crop of tomatoes and so not to let any go to waste I made tomato sauce and froze some last week, and this week I will can some tomato juice. We're still enjoying those wonderful tomato sandwiches and tomato salads, too!

Enjoy your day!


camp and cottage living said...

I have to admit I am a little jealous to see all those tomatos. We weren't able to garden this summer and I miss it.
So glad you have plenty to put awa with your crop.
The garden look refreshed from the rain you received. I hope that helps with the heat too!

Sherri said...

Donna, we got the rain last night too. It also brought more humidity to our area though :(. Your tomatoes look so wonderful!

Kathy said...

Goodmorning Donna,
we had a marvelous rain last night - I could have done a dance I was so happy! Everything looks so much better after the rain! Love your Dachsund's expressions - they are very expressive dogs! We have one little old lady - she adores attention!
Hope you have a great week,

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thanks for the recipe Donna....I am going to try it for sure. We didn't have rain here. But today is suppose to be a little cooler.

Our Country Bungalow said...

Good Morning!
It is 80 degrees and the breeze is gently blowing my curtains. A perfect morning!
Love the tomatoes!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Good afternoon, Donna! Your tomatoes look so wonderful! I was disappointed by my tomatoes this year ..they did not do well for some reason. My banana peppers and eggplants are doing very well, however, and I have been enjoying them. My basil is growing extra well so I also preserving it for the winter.

Catherine Holman said...

I love mornings like that spent outside in the garden! Afternoon temps of 100 and more are another story!


It was a salsa weekend for me.

Pondside said...

That sauce looks delicious!
Today I'll be making jam - no tomatoes ripe enough for picking yet here.

Donna said...

I'm STILL jealous over all those tomatoes!!Hahaaa

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Donna,
What a beautiful morning. I'm hoping for a little rain this week too! Lucky you! All those tomatoes. Waiting for mine to turn red!

The Star Gal said...


How did you come up with the name Mourning Dove Cottage?

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, Donna, those tomatoes look sooooo yummy!!! And the sauce...could you please Fed Ex my share of ripe tomatoes AND some sauce? ;) Your garden looks so inviting, I want to be there right now. We don't have any big trees for shade so it's either light and hot here or it's DARK and not QUITE as hot. LOL

Anonymous said...

Donna, what a beautiful cottage Mourning Dove is. Your patio looks so inviting and lovely.
We only planted cherry tomatoes this year. But that's ok, my 9 year old granddaughter and I love them :)
I am happy to become a follower~~~

Darla said...

Yes the rain is a wonderful thing! Love that you have had such success with tomatoes..

Beverly said...

Donna, you know you are tempting me with your gorgeous tomatoes.

We have just about missed all of the rain. We had a short, but very welcome shower late Sunday afternoon. It is supposed to be another hot one today.

CIELO said...

Love your gardens... love that first photograph.. I can almost feel the morning breeze; the taste of coffee. Our tomatoes are coming up soon... wonder what recipe you use for your yummy sauce! Always a pleasure coming here.


Anonymous said...

We are still hoping for rain. Your tomatoes look so healthy! Your garden is gorgeous and I love the Mourning dove sign. My website address has changed! Have a great day