Friday, July 24, 2015

We Love Lucy

July is winding down.  Most of the berries are gone except for blackberries.  And the corn and tomatoes are wonderful.  My mother kept a large garden and I can remember many a summer day spent helping my mother can and freeze vegetables.  It was hot in the steamy kitchen with no air conditioning.  So we often ate dinner outside. On many of these days when we put up vegetables, dinner consisted of a big bowl of fresh corn on the cob and slices of heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers.  I thought it was the best supper ever.  And I still do.

Today's Lucy photograph is one that was taken a few years ago.  We were hiking on one of our favorite trails and we stopped to allow the dogs to get some rest.  I love this photograph because it shows just how much Lucy was enjoying herself.  What a great day to be a dog.  We should all take such pleasure in simply being alive and active.

 The next photograph is one that someone sent to me and I have no way of crediting the photographer.  But it makes me happy to look at it.  And it is inspiring to see.  A photograph that makes one smile and provides inspiration is a great photograph indeed.  So I decided to share it.

These ladies are having such a good time in spite of their ages and sizes.

One of my favorite people, Fannie Flagg wrote the following:

Hazel had said, "If you're still breathing you're ahead of the game."
And she'd been right.  Life itself was something to look forward to and so for whatever time she had left she was going to enjoy every minute---wrinkles and all.  What a concept.




Arkansas Patti said...

That picture of Lucy is pure bliss and the mention of corn has me drooling. Definitely will have an ear for dinner.
Love Fannie Flagg. Wish she would put out a new book. They are always so pleasurable to read.

Lowcarb team member said...

That is such a lovely picture of Lucy ... many thanks for sharing it.

I think no matter our age we should all make the most of being alive and active, keep as healthy as we can and make every moment count.

Have a great weekend.

All the best Jan

Ginnie said...

You brought back memories of those delicious heirloom tomatoes ... and what is better than just picked corn on the cob dripping with butter?

Ms. A said...

Lucy looks thoroughly content and those brave ladies look amazing! Way to go, Ladies!

Anonymous said...

Love seeing Lucy look so happy! Wonderful story of summertime and the harvest. Yes to fresh corn and homegrown tomatoes. Yum! Love the pic too.

Vicki Lane said...

We are richly blessed with tomatoes and cucumbers right now but the deer have mounted an attack on our sweet corn, eating it before it's ripe, drat them.

troutbirder said...

Lots of good attitude here! I like it...:)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lucy and the ladies in white look like they are all having a great time. Fannie Flagg dies have a lot of home-grown wisdom in her writings. And, I too look forward to a new novel.

Tara said...

mmmmm...i can taste the fresh picked sweet corn. when i grew it, sometimes, if the kernels were very small, we would eat it raw. oh, heavens.

yes, on being alive. a good and much needed reminder. I think I'll copy it and post on my desktop. sometimes I forget.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love seeing smiling Lucy and of course the happy dancing ladies too. Fannie Flagg is a favorite of mine. Trying to enjoy is my goal. I hope your weekend is lovely!


Oh how I miss not having a garden this year! And love the photos of both Lucy and the ladies "kicking up their heels", so to speak. Gives one hope (like me!).

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.