Tuesday, July 3, 2012
thunderstorms, squirrels and bright pink lemonade!
here's a beautiful pic of the sky after the thunderstorms we had yesterday - it was awesome!!! the worst of the storm hit the west side of the island as storms tend to do around here. or they blow by us by riding the ocean. we never get the bad storms here and for that we are always thankful! (PP - i asked this storm if he has a cousin in your area and he said that he will look into getting a storm your way)
here's some yummy hamburgers - we love hamburgers for supper. the one in front is my famous mushroom-melt - i saute the mushrooms in butter and garlic before dumping them on the burger - they were deelish!
here is some naturally-occurring Heal-All....which is both edible and medicinal. there is a lot of folklore about this herb being a cure-all for everything, hence it's name. according to it's wikipedia entry, it is showing promise in Aids research. i like to make tea out of it for jambaloney and i to take regularly.
here's one of our little squirrels sitting and sunning himself (NO PP - he's not a varmint!). we have about 8 or 9 little squirrels that live here. 4 of them are brand new babies who follow jambaloney to the shed every morning - they know that he feeds them! they are so cute and funny to watch. especially when they are chasing off bluejays that are twice their size!!!
now it's time for everyone to get their favourite sun hat. come on, Helga, get your hat!
sun hat? kymber you don't wear sun hats??? ya, i know, but this one was pink with a big rose on it so jambaloney got it for me. and no, i don't wear it but i do use it for other purposes. like decorating the front step. other uses are many and varied but here's one that i'll share with you today:
collecting wild rose petals!!!!
once you have collected your petals, make sure to check every petal and shake off any bugs. this guy below must have hung on tight cuz he made it all the way into the house. rinse your petals and then put them in a pot of water.
and boil them.
until they lose all of their colour.
and you'll make some delicious rose water lemonade. so pretty!
here's a pic of the sky right before the storm - so beautiful!
and here's another.
it's a misty, warm day out today. jambaloney has gone in to town to get more tires to collar our potatoes. i'm off to start dishes and figure out what to make for supper. have a super fine day y'all!