It's hot here in the Hudson River Valley. And dry, too. We have had very little rain. Most of the lawns in our village look more like straw than grass. No matter how much watering one does, it's never enough.
This past weekend saw the return of sunflowers to the farmers market in the nearby town. To celebrate a visit to Darlington House by Boy's assistant designer, Nancie Peterson, and their summer intern, Lilly Danforth, Boy filled the house with flowers. I was particularly taken with this arrangement of sunflowers he made in a salt-glazed earthenware crock on our kitchen table.
Happy summer, Dear Reader.
photograph by Boy Fenwick