Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Dad

This is a picture of my dad when he was in the army many years ago. He died in March, 2000 at the age of 78.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, Granddads, Sons and Husbands everywhere.
Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cooking with garden finds

Take all these fresh vegetables and make a wonderful dish. Don't know what it is called, I made this several years ago when I had an abundance of ingredients.

Cut the onion in slices, chop the tomato, zucchini and the basil.

Italian seasoning, fresh ground pepper, salt, olive oil and butter.

Put the olive oil and butter in a hot skillet. When the butter melts add the onions and zucchini and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook about 2 more minutes.

Add the basil, let cook another minute, stir well and you are done.

Eat and enjoy. If you have any leftovers the next day it is good served over pasta.

Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flowers and Vegetables

We have blueberries. Go away birds!!

We have plums! Last year the frost killed the little ones but not this year. Now if I can just keep the birds away from the trees.

I found some flowers that wanted their picture made. This one was hiding behind the leaves.

This one is on the top step of the front porch.

These are blooming in several places in the yard. I got these from a friend several years ago.

And look what I found in the garden! Can't wait to try the tomatoes.

These are the first one, but I know they won't be the last. The vines are hanging full. Let's start eating!!!

Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Snakes, Snakes and more Snakes

Yesterday when Roger got home from work as he came down the steps in the front yard there was a big black snake laying in the way. This makes the third one in less than a week. Where are they all coming from? Well as you can he was back again this morning and I got several pictures of him. He's about 4 foot long. He's living under the crosstie steps in our front yard.

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This is Motorboat, MoMo for short.

He got his name because he purred so loud when he was little and he is also crosseyed so maybe he would see 2 snakes. I hear that a cat can charm a snake. Maybe I need to send him outside and see what he can do.

as you can see from his big mouth he is getting very sleepy.

Of course he loves to sleep so maybe not. He could be dreaming about the snake. We will never know.
Thanks for dropping by and until more snakes everyone have a blessed day.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spending time at the river

Our little home away from home. The weather was nice except for a few rain showers.

Roger getting ready to do a little fishing. Maybe we'll have fish for supper tonight.

Needless to say we had no fish for supper. The clouds came rolling in and we had a good storm. Lots of thunder and lightning. So back to the camper until it passes by. Good time to take a little nap. We had a good time and did get plenty of much needed rest.

Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.