Texas Summer


I woke up early for a Saturday but


not as early


as I, as a rule, do.




The weather today:


typical Texas late June,


90’s with high humidity.


This litany of weather will remain


more or less unchanged


except the final degree of heat,


as it ascends to the


century mark and beyond…




I slipped out in the early hours, to the garden


to gather anything I found


worth picking: 


a double handful of green bush beans,


Serrano and jalapeno peppers, abound-


almost thirty orange cherry tomatoes


glow like amber jewels to be plucked,


six full size tomatoes


that will join the


plentiful harvest on


three wooden shelves


in the sunny, western facing




Below that window rests


two buckets bearing more…






I make salsa


or spaghetti sauce.




The crop was good this Spring.














Author: Nancilynn

Poetess, memoir writing, essays about life; these are the things I write about. I also love to cook, so you'll likely find a recipe or two in this blog. I am passionate about Nature and family, so from time to time I will share pictures-with or without poetry.

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