A garden guardian spider my daughter found in her flower bed.
Don't know how harmless they are, but I don't think I would get close enough to find out.
Her crepe myrtle that separated down the middle. I asked her if she thought "Bill" the stray cat that adopted her family used it to get up on their roof, as they have seen him up there a few times and not sure how he got there. Hmmm......
A squirrel in my courtyard decided it was to hot to run up and down the tree, so he sprawled out on the concrete in the shade. Not a good pic, but had I opened the door it would have run off. Think the heat index was 107 or higher the day I took the picture.
End of a hot Summer day, a late afternoon storm rolls in....
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Just a Dab of This and That of little things going on just outside the door on a hot Summer day.
A Side Note: What happens to some of the green tomatoes that refuse to turn red? Slice, batter, and fry those babies up - of course.
Some in her household like ranch dressing as a dipping sauce, but for those who like something with a kick: Fire cracker sauce - 2 big spoons full of mayo (real), sriracha to taste - depends on how hot you want it to be, and honey to taste.
I am really slacking these days when it comes to posting. Just realized it has been 2 1/2 weeks since I last posted. Would like to say it is because I have been busy and accomplished everything on my ongoing "list", but that is not the case. If anything - I am further behind - What is new?!?
Remember this not so small on going project?
I think she
started this project in Jan., 2014, then with other things going on,
which included major floor damage from a water leak, it was put on the
back burner. Well - She started the ball rolling again. I am pretty sure she did not do much cooking while the kitchen was looking like this.
A Country Kitchen in progress....
The other side of the kitchen done before flooring had to be replaced.
Anyone tried these?
I have not, however, daughter did, and said they were good. I like a baked sweet potato with lots of butter, or casserole with a yummy, cinnamon crunch topping with pecans, but not a fan of sweet potato fries, so not sure if would like these or not.
What is for dinner after a busy day? Having a wiener roast, and toasting marshmallows
over a fire pit seems the perfect thing to do.
She said the sound of the cicadas was the background music for the
picnic. I have heard them where I am, but so far not as loud as in
many other areas.
How to waste an afternoon? Spend it on the phone with your internet support system, trying to get "them" to straighten out a problem "they" created. I have enough problems trying to do the simple things on a computer. Sure don't need someone with an extremely heavy accent, on the other side of the world trying to convenience me to buy a very expensive package, blah, blah, blah.
Just one of those Dab of This and That Rambles. Have an enjoyable, fun filled , and safe Holiday Weekend !!!!
Whatever it is - it sure is good! Daughter makes fresh strawberry jam each Spring during strawberry season. I called it her strawberry preserves, but she corrected me and said it was jam. What ever it is, it sure is good. Where she buys her berries, they sell out early each day, and due to a short growing season this year, she came close to missing out on getting local grown berries. So sweet, so good!
Wash, hull, mash those berries up, add sugar and pectin...........
and before you know it, you have jars of yummy strawberry jam.
Yes - some of those jars of jam are mine - all mine !!!
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Oh! She said slathering a bit on a piece of chocolate bread is not to shabby either!
Me? Just a dab on some skillet toast and I am happy!