Summer

With Summer in mind, I made this arrangement a few days ago.Though the weather in the bay doesn’t feel or cooperate like typical ‘summer’ weather (at the moment), the colors are a much-needed boost to combat morning and afternoon fog. But I’m careful not to complain too much, as there is no way I’d trade lingering fog in July/August for 106 degree temperatures.

Geranium, kale, dahlias, sunflowers, blackberry, lime

Sunflowers

Perhaps you’ve heard about the weather we’ve been having in SF. It finally has been confirmedĀ (by weather forecasters) that it has been the coldest Summer in the Bay. In 45 years. I know I shouldn’t complain about cold weather in Summer, when much of the rest of the country is struggling to cope with 100 degree weather, but we haven’t seen the sun. It is practically winter here. It’s become frustrating and it’s really a bit of a mind trip when you know it’s August, but it’s cold, windy, wet and foggy…..very strange and slightly depressing. At the Farmers market on Saturday, I picked up a bunch of Sunflowers for 4$. The brightness of the flowers is a temporary fix. I might bring out the lighted visor next..