It's 100 degrees here in the wine country and we foolishly tried to do some weeding in the garden before heading off to the Farmer's Market in Windsor and then the Korbel Champagne Cellers in Guerneville. Jim, my husband, took the garden tour while my daughter, Kristina, and I waited in the air conditioned deli.
Today I am grateful for:
1. The fact that no one had heat stroke while working in the garden.
2. The beautiful drive under arching trees along the River Road on the way into Guerneville. These lush, leafy bowers are enough to prompt poetry to flow from writers' pens.
3. Wonderful samples of champagnes.
4. Finding a Meyers lemon bush at the local nursery. I've been searching for one for several weeks and finally found a reasonably priced one complete with tiny lemon nubs. (I don't know that they're officially known as nubs, but you get what I mean.)
5. A tall glass of Lemon Ginger Echinacea juice over crushed ice when I returned from our adventure. We get this juice at Trader Joe's and it is wonderfully refreshing and, supposedly, healthy as well.