Summer Splendor…

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” -Henry James

Hello, sweet friends…

While July is coming to an end…

Our garden is coming more alive…

This month has brought the joy of traveling again and a few other activities which I have enjoyed…


I have been most grateful for the many moments and opportunities spent in my garden…

Sunny days… and beautiful blooms helping to refresh as we celebrate the season…



This week I gathered blueberries from our garden and posted a photo on Instagram asking for any suggestions for recipes. My Facebook friend Pat suggested one…and so here it is! (Thanks Pat!)



  •  ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  •  2 teaspoons lemon zest
  •  1 ½ cups flour
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  ½ cup milk
  •  1 tablespoon flour
  •  1 ½ cups fresh blueberries

  • ▢ ¼ cup butter + 1 tablespoon
  • ▢ ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ▢ ¼ cup white sugar
  • ▢ ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ▢ ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8 pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream sugar, butter, egg & lemon zest until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • Add to sugar mixture, alternating with milk mixing just until combined.

  • Toss blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour. Fold into batter and spread in prepared pan.

  • Combine all topping ingredients in a small bowl until crumbly.

  • Sprinkle over batter and bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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6 Responses to Summer Splendor…

  1. Chris Fahey says:

    Looks great Marcia.

  2. Jose says:

    What an absolutely delightful post!
    I was enthralled with your dahlias and your enchanted garden.
    The Blueberry Buckle is mouthwatering.
    Many thanks and blessings to you!

  3. Pat Stanse says:

    Your garden is bursting with a bounty of beauty !!! The blueberry buckle looks so luscious!! It must be so tasty with homegrown berries !! Your post brightens my day —thank you !

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Pat!
      Joe’s fun to have my own blueberries in the garden. I’m always looking for a beer yummy recipe to experiment.

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