What’s Blooming Today!

Welcome Friday – so glad to see you!  I had a great night’s sleep last night, hooray!  I actually got up later than normal at 7:30.  I was going to go for a morning ride, but then just decided on breakfast.

1-minute muffle with apple/cranberry topping.  Who needs grains? This was awesome.

Work very busy today.  I am curious as to whether I will be working on Monday.  If we don’t have power, I won’t be working.

I took a quick snack break of a plum:

I went out for a porch lunch today.  I had the rest of the ricotta puffs (not so puffy) topped with peanut flour mixed up with water, honey and cinnamon.

The bees were also out en masse eating lunch.  This time of year the bees really start collecting pollen.

They especially love the sedum:

I do get that close the the bumblebees, too.  I love the bumbles.  They are really non-aggressive and you can get in their face and they don’t care.

More Giallarda (it rained last night):

Purple snaps:

My white liriope:

Butterfly weed:

I wonder what this garden will look like after 65+ mile per hour winds hit it on Sunday.

I can’t believe I got my finger in that shot with a digital camera.  D’uh! :mrgreen:

I also took a picture of my neighbor’s chimney.  They have a guest.

Me thinks that chimney may have issues during Irene.  I hope it falls the other way and not towards our house as only a driveway separates us.

The afternoon was so gorgeous that John and I played hooky and went out for a bike ride along the path.

Surprise, surprise at where we stopped!

This was mango flavored froyo topped with coconut.  Yes indeed.  The color is a little funny because we were under a red umbrella.

The day is so beautiful.  I can’t believe how conditions are going to deteriorate over the next couple days.  Can you imagine back in the day before there was radar?  You wouldn’t even know it was coming.

Gourmet dinner tonight.  I sauteed up some broccoli and shrimp and then added half an ounce of cream cheese and a splash of milk to the pan to make a cream sauce.  Topped with a little parmesan.

This was sooo good!  John said it had too much broccoli in it.  Pfffffft.

I disagree.  I may have to go run off with Green Giant.  I think he will appreciate how much I love broccoli!

We hope to get out early Saturday for a bike ride before conditions start to deteriorate.  It all depends on how windy it is.  Then battoning down the rest of the hatches for Irene!  I hate the waiting for it.

Two more grain-free days to go!

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14 thoughts on “What’s Blooming Today!

  1. debby

    Your muffle looks amazing. And the dinner? I was cooking up a veggie stir fry, but was uninspired, and then saw your shrimp–voila! Just the touch I needed!

    It sure does seem weird, just waiting for a storm, while trying to enjoy flowers and beautiful weather. You’re doing a good job of it though!
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    1. Lori Post author

      You should try the cream cheese with a splash of milk. It was just enough to make a sauce and keep everything moist, but not drown it. Tasty and easy – love that!

  2. Kim

    Your garden looks great. I have a big plant outside of my front door and the bees LOVE it. After planting it and sharing many morning with the bees I thought I had made a big mistake, but I have never been stung one time. I figure they are smart enough to know that I’m the one that planted it for them, ha:)

    1. Lori Post author

      I think gathering bees really just have too much on their minds to bother with people. I will get in there and weed and they don’t seem bothered at all.

  3. Marion

    Hi Lori! You take such good pictures! I love that one of the squirrel. I wish my doggy could appreciate that. He just love/hates “naughty squirrels.” Yes, he actually knows those words. Our neighbors have a hole in their roof right across from one of our windows. So we watch the squirrels go in and out of their attic.

    🙂 Marion
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  4. Shelley B

    I hope Irene doesn’t destroy your pretty flowers! And that chimney – hooboy. Precarious, indeed…although the squirrel looks so cute in his little hidey-hole. 🙂

    Glad you got to enjoy the beautiful day (and bike on a path free of tree limbs and debris, which it probably will be after the weekend). Oh, your froyo looks delicious. I don’t know why, but no one around here offers toasted coconut as a topping. Just the regular, which is too chewy for me. Probably just as well, I guess. 😉
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  5. Leah

    Winds and rain have started here…hope you get through Irene with no major damage.

    Is the squirrel hiding away from Irene? 😛

  6. Linda Kuil

    Soaking up as much time on electronics as I can seeing as I’ll be forced to go cold turkey I’m sure in just a matter of hours!! I have to try the one-minute muffle. I have the best Belgian Waffle iron that makes 2 at a time (Thanks QVC!!). Might be making ricotta puffs to use up eggs and ricotta before they go bad very soon!!!

    Me thinks the squirrel is hunkering down???

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