Editor’s note: I apologize for my lack of communication! We went to the beach, and, while I had every intention of reporting from paradise on food and gardening, it just didn’t happen. We returned to a jungle of a garden and a crazy heat wave. Thanks for your patience!

Aside from time alone with Grant, the best part of vacation was reading some wonderful books. I’ve been trying to read more fiction, so I read Wendell’s A World Lost, which I highly recommend (shocking, I know). One of the themes throughout Berry’s works is the importance of place. I loved how he beautifully speaks to that in just a few lines…

“…having never needed to ask, I knew exactly where I was; I did not want to be anyplace else.” – Wendell Berry, from A World Lost