>It's time for a garden party, rustic style.

>The other night we had some of our friends over for a casual dinner in the garden. Shelley set a nice table under the dogwood tree and we put the jazz channel on the radio and we were set. It seems like we have to have company to get ourselves to quit working on the garden and just enjoy it. Does that happen to you? you can't really tell from the photos but we have been working for the past few seasons to convert more of our property into food producing space. We have replaced box woods with blueberries and a pathway with a variety of raspberries and blackberries. I guess we are becoming part of the urban farming movement on a very small scale.

We found that there was not enough light in the back yard for vegetables and moved them onto the driveway, which gave me another rustic project to build. I made these tripods from local willow.I guess I really don't have a point to make, just wanted to show off my herbs before they blister in the heat and croak on me.