Saturday, July 21, 2012
sorry to have been away but i know that you all understand!!!
i haven't been around the interwebs very much for about a week - but i know that you all understand! ya know, hubby came back from the city, i layed on him on the kitchen floor for 3 straight days without either of us moving (no Rob, buddy - not THAT! just laying on top of him and hugging him!!!)
then there was the usual catching up on watering and starting new building projects and of course the river!!!
i have tried to make it through everyone's latest posts - the terribly, sad event in Colorado, of course, leaves our hearts heavy. but we have been praying for everyone that was affected by this senseless event, whether they were in the theater or not, and will continue to do so.
what do you have for breakfast when there are no fresh trout and the frozen ones will take too long to defrost? well, of course, spaghettini with olive oil, garlic and delicious fresh basil!!!! oh man - this was so yummy!!!
check out my beautiful amaranth!!!! i have never grown it before so i started it in pots - but it needs it's own huggie kultur soon! i can't believe how beautiful it is!
and here's my day-lillies growing by the apple trees. and a hosta that's gone to flower. both will be transplanted in the fall and seeds will be gathered from both. they are kind of strangling one of the apple trees. we are clearing the whole area where the 2 tiny apple trees grow. still no sign of apples but we hope that there will be some one of these years!
woohoo! nasturtiums are starting to flower. back in the city, i had nasturtiums that were almost as tall as me! echinnacea too! but starting over from scratch means starting over from scratch. so i will have to be patient and wait for these beauties to grow! the flowers are delicious and soooo spicey! want an awesome appetizer made from nasturtium flowers, cream cheese and smoked salmon? go here.
crap. just talking about the nasturtiums and smoked salmon made me cut and copy this pic. if you want the recipe - go here.
look at this tiny, tiny, primrose growing down at the river. so delicate.
river? did someone say river? yer darn tootin's baby! we went for a couple of swims before jambaloney left on his trip but we have been down daily since he got back. the weather has been perfect even though the water is still only a few degrees above freezing - brrrrrrrrrr - can you say brrrrrrrrr? i am talking freezing. we don't care tho - we love the river!
here's our usual setup down at the river - our blankets, towels, books, and lunch on the cooler.
lunch was a quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) salad, some carrot sticks, sweet pickled onions, pickled beets, green and black olives, some sliced pepperoni, old cheddar and mozarella - yummeh!
look at that gorgeous clear blue sky! and that gorgeous, mineral-filled water of the river! every time i take a dive i make sure to drink some! hey - there's jambaloney enjoying the freezing water!
and that's me getting ready to go in! for the purposes of keeping this blog post PG-13 - i was sure to wear panties!
sploosh! man that water is freezing and refreshing! i have to sit in the hot sun for at least 30 minutes before i dare take a dive!
hey - that's me - wishing that you all were here with us. but just know that we keep you all in our hearts when we are down at the river.
Helga - it's supposed to be another scorcher tomorrow. get your bathing suit and towel ready girl...we're going swimming again!