We harvested tomatoes flushed from the sun and sliced, ate them on toasted sandwiches, seeds dripping from our fingers, ate them plain with salt. Drank cold beer.
We went to bed early, the fan humming, passing voices drifting in from the street below. Falling asleep slowly, feeling comforted, like tired children with limbs sprawled, listening to the party wind down in the other room.
This is my favorite part of summer.
Oh my - that whole concept of going to bed before it's properly dark- that is the essence of childhood for me - that feeling that there is stuff happening outside but you are snuggled in bed. Lovely. The tomato images are great - salted tomatoes with olive oil...yum. Lou xReplyDelete
It sounds like a perfect evening!ReplyDelete
That was the most soothing blog post I've ever read.ReplyDelete
sounds like such a wonderful evening and i couldn't agree more about the end of summer.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great time.ReplyDelete
Photos make me feel like I was there!
That was very evocative. I have yet to have my summer moment - I don't know where the time has gone.ReplyDelete
(jalousie, jalousie, jalousie)
Oh! That sounds like a perfect summer night. Thanks for the reminder that the season is not over yet.ReplyDelete
i did not know what those windows are called but i love the name.ReplyDelete
What a lovely night!! We are doing the board walk in Santa Cruz tonight before summer is over!ReplyDelete
Just lovely. I don't want summer to end.ReplyDelete
Those tomatoes are so bright and gorgeous- definitely a summer feel!ReplyDelete
very poetic and lovely. i want some fresh tomatoes now.ReplyDelete
sounds like a wonderful evening to me!ReplyDelete
what a perfectly poetic way of describing this time of year.ReplyDelete
I agree with you. That part of summer is amazing. There's an air of simplicity and innocence that we forget exists in this busy world.ReplyDelete
I love Jalousie windows. They make me think of summer (and our VW bus).ReplyDelete
Mmm, juicy tomatoes on a sandwich-my fiance and I have been making heirloom tomato caprese salads the past few nights...oh, and I spy a hobo ;)ReplyDelete
Oh, you do not know how perfect a tomato sandwich sounds right now.ReplyDelete
i've never heard of jalousie windows before! they look so gorgeous in your photo :)ReplyDelete
Oh how lovely!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful, comforting post :)ReplyDelete
beautiful description. I know this feeling. great post.ReplyDelete
sounds like a perfect night. those tomatoes look heavenly.ReplyDelete
So jealous! I have never been able to harvest as many beautiful tomatoes as you. I'm lucky if I get one...or two.ReplyDelete
i love toasted sandwhiches with fresh sliced tomatoes from our backyard and a little pinch of salt-divine.
your words are beautiful. what poetry.ReplyDelete
Sounds like one perfect evening. And you've described it beautifully. My mouth is watering at the mention of the tomato. Yum.ReplyDelete