This is my favorite kind of salad for this summer. It's made with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, pears, and toasted walnuts. I posted the recipe for the dressing in a previous post about the peach. I could have done a regular salad, the kind we have on a daily basis, but I've already put a lot of tomatos on this blog. This salad with fruit and nuts in it is so fresh and lively tasting. It's a nice change from the ordinary, even though there is nothing from my own garden in it. Our tomatos are ripening nicely, we have cherry tomatos every day now for both lunch and dinner. We had a frost warning last night, so we covered them just in case. This is a bittersweet time for gardeners - sweet because the harvest is coming in, and the flavors burst on your tongue with juiciness, and you feel the pride that you grew this yourself. But bitter because it's coming to the end, the flowers are tired looking and leggy, the air is crisp and cool, there is a touch of frost on the grass. It's time to harvest what you can, clean up the rest, and plan for next year. But most of all, it's time to savor the best of what's left, and look forward to the new season, and eat salads like there's no tomorrow.