I look forward to Sundays
Sundays are lazy days
No chores, really
No responsibilities, usually
No meetings, ever
And so today . . .
|Red, white and blue|
I harvested the saffron
Those little "red" bits on the blue and white plate
Saffron costs $5,000 plus per pound or a little over $300 an ounce
There is maybe $15 worth on the plate!
At a pinch a recipe, it should make at least two dishes!
After harvesting, I hurried into the kitchen to make
|Not real strudel but easy strudel made with film dough|
Two apple strudels for
|With the German heritage of the Lutheran Church, the congregation thought an Oktoberfest was a great theme for a community feed.|
Our Church's Oktoberfest
But after the strudel was done and before I had to leave for church to do my "shift",
|Pansies and new gloves!|
A flat of all pansies
|Can you see the face? Two eyes and a mustache or beard.|
These lovely yellow ones with little brown faces. Not a huge pansy but not a viola either.
The yellow color looks fallish and I think that the yellow flowers should be a bright spot this winter
|Love the rustiness of the hypertufa. Made not by me but bought at an garage sale in the city -- for pennies!|
A hypertufa trough -- whose summer flowers were casualties of the drought.
It's been empty most of the summer!
|One of my favorite planters. It always looks good no matter what I fill it with!|
A favorite planter now empty because the begonias have come inside for the winter
And I felt pansies would be a prettier option than the evergreens that will all too soon
fill pots who's plants were lost to the first frost.
And when I'm in the garden, I always have a helper . . .
|When a squirrel decides that a dog is no threat, they calmly go about what they were doing. It makes the dog bark even more!|
Who was distracted because a squirrel was just outside her reach and no matter how long and how hard she barked . . . it just sat and ate.
|"You may be bigger than me. But there is a fence between us. I can sit here and eat my fill and you can't get at me! Ha!"|
Who wanted to know who that neurotic short animal was who pierced the peace and quite of the afternoon.
It's Monday and my planter transformation is for Met Monday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch