Sunday, August 28, 2011

Last Sweetness of Summer

This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.
Sarah Orne Jewett, The Courting of Sister Wisby, 1887

Autumn coolness and gray skies blanketed the city today as if to remind us that Summer's days are numbered. Wanting to preserve some of Summer's last sweetness, I took a Sunday drive to bring home another big basket of peaches . . . and some plums . . . and some nectarines. The final days of Summer are going to be very, very sweet. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmmm . . . .later summer ontario peaches . . . mmmm

Shari said...

. . . and the nectarines are also deliciously sweet. I don't remember nectarines being a Niagara product when I was a kid, but they're certainly a Grade A product now!