15 Jul Summer Break: Windansea Waves, Asheville Flowers, and a Brand New Bromeliad
Hi — hello — we’ve missed you! Can you believe we’re already halfway into July? Ryan and I have been scarce, posting-wise, due to travel: back-to-back trips that have that thrown us into somewhat of a bicoastal tizzy.
First there was Charleston. Then, a few days after Ryan returned to California, I headed out to Asheville, NC, for my second ten-day MFA residency at Warren Wilson College. The campus, so snowy and poised last January, is now outrageously green. Red oak and sugar maples in leafy splendor, and plenty of Queen Anne’s lace blooming ivory by the roadside. (I also ate the catfish po’ boy of the century. Which you’ll find at the wonderful HomeGrown on Merrimon Avenue.)
Luckily, there’s been at least one of us home to take care of the garden. And all sorts of fun things have been happening inside it — from our first tomato plant in years to summer chores to a couple of glasses of anniversary wine, drunk on a stump.
In the photos below, you’ll see what the yard has been up to — plus some nature shots from my time in the mountains.
What’s on your list for July?