Friday, July 27, 2012

Water Child

A little face looking out of the ice water
found her while exploring camera settings...

phlox, coleus saturn, yellow milkweed
Its raining in the garden.
A chance to look more carefully and see how last weekends new additions
(some containers of annuals)
 settle into the garden.
 adding color to emphasise  some of the more dramatic bits
red maple

Contrasting textures
begonia curly emma, coleus dark heart, petunia hybrid white russian 
 slowing down to see the drama in the details
Captured Light,
                                                                       reflections as windows

Looking at stuff from a different angle,
                                                                             floating balloons

balloon flower
 Noticing the quiet dramas
hydrangea leaf
 Looking for harmonies
begonias curly emma, coleus dark heart,euphorbia euphoric white

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Farmers Market Sunday

We have a new Farmers Market in our area this summer. It is small, maybe 5 or 6 stalls, totally convenient (being right down the road) and it is held on Sundays when I can get there. I like to go before I do the weekly grocery shopping. I can buy local and then get the other stuff I need in one trip. You are never sure what you will find when you get there.
This morning's haul:

English Cuke
Fresh Tomatoes!!!
Bunch of Rooted Basil
8 Perfectly Ripe Peaches
Blueberry Cinnamon Bread Croutons

Getting such beautiful food is inspiring me to try some different recipes and combinations. Today's first experiment
Plain Greek Yogurt with fresh slices of Peach, Fresh Basil, and a touch of Honey, served with Blueberry Cinnamon Bread Croutons
Lar said it was interesting which might be a positive review or might not hard to say...
Later it will be some of those tomatoes and cuke with leftover roasted corn, fresh cilantro, and diced red pepper... maybe a little red onion, it depends on what I can harvest in the fridge.