Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blues in the Garden


There are some blues in the garden -- this flower pot that is now full of marigolds under the pergola. It came with a hydrangea that was a remembrance for Jim's Mom. The hydrangea has been planted in the garden and the pot of marigolds now brings us joy!
And although a bit blurry, we had a visitor this weekend in the garden -- an indigo bunting
bringing it's bright blue to rival the blues of the Jays in the garden at Linderhof. They've been here before and we enjoy their visits, although the last time the visit was brief. We hope that they will stay longer this time around.

For dinner, we roasted some cherry tomatoes and zucchini. Tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and herbes de provence. It's easy and a great accompaniment to any grilled or roasted meat. And it makes the supermarket tomatoes flavorful!

It's Monday which means that it's Blue Monday so join Smiling Sally to see what other blues there are this Monday! On the prairie, we're anxious for some blue skies -- the past week or so we've had too many clouds and too much rain!

13 comments:

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I would love to see that blue bird in my garden! I've never seen an Indigo Bunting - how pretty it must have been in person.

Ann said...

The blue sundial is fantastic. Your garden looks lovely. I don't get blue birds too often, they are gorgeous.

sweetlife said...

your garden looks lovely, hello martha I just found your blog I used to read it all the time when I visited contessa kitchen, I need to make time to visit them again..

sweetlife

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, how beautiful! And you're so right- roasting makes any vegetable so much tastier!
xoxo Pattie

Carrie said...

Sending some sunshine your direction!

Pondside said...

An indigo bunting - I love that name and will now have to go and look up that bird.

Becky said...

Indigo buntings are so gorgeous. We never see them in town, but have some that live about the farm. I typically see them when the thistles start having seeds. Your post reminded me about Blue Monday and I decided to participate, too.

SmilingSally said...

I love the brilliant blue of that bird! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your blue makes my heart go pitter pat. I adore it.

parTea lady said...

Your garden is lovely. I like that pergola and have been wanting to plant a lace cap hydrangea in our garden.

Those roasted veggies look yummy.

Joyful said...

Isn't it wonderful to catch a photo of a beautiful bird in a tree? It is had to do I know. I love your culinary dish too. It does look like something from television or a magazine, yum!

Mary said...

The buntings are a gorgeous shade of blue, Martha. It's a perfect photo for Blue Monday. I hope your party didn't wear you out. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

eileeninmd said...

Love the color of the Indigo Bunting. You have a beautiful garden. And the tomatoe dish sounds delicious.