A flower is such beauty!
Originally posted on Life in Mud Spattered Boots:
We are going through a purple phase. The artichokes are flowering, the verbena is attracting the bees alongside the fading lavender and we’re eating purple meals.
The problem is that though the vegetables are growing fast (I turn my back for a moment to find the courgettes have doubled in size and the runner beans are almost a foot long) sometimes there are only a few of each ready at any one time. Rather than make lots of saucepans dirty, I make a vegetable stew based on Half the Garden Soup from The River Cottage Year book that uses small quantities of lots of different vegetables. Adding potatoes means another saucepan saved too. Not only is this easy to make but it varies as the season progresses.
I made the stew last week. One of our most successful vegetables at the moment is beetroot and I used quite a lot in the stew. Consequently, supper consisted of soft confit of rabbit leg perched atop a purple stained mound of vegetables and then, showing a distinct lack of planning in the visual department, we ate blackcurrant compote for pudding that was an even deeper purple. It was a very purple meal that reminded me of an art teacher we had at school whose wardrobe consisted almost entirely of purple clothes. I wonder if she still wears purple or if it was just a phase. Should you decide to make the stew, purple or otherwise, the recipe is below.
Originally posted on Stories from home:
I had been searching for the original RAW file of this scene for a while. This is a blend of two exposures… one for the land in the foreground, and one for the much brighter and sun-reflected light on the ocean. I wasn’t thrilled with my first go at blending the two exposures, but for the life of me I couldn’t seem to find the original files to give it another try… until recently. Maybe this is one that would look good printed on metal?
This is from the last trip I made home to Ireland (with Sam), and shows The Great Blasket Islands from Dunmore Head in County Kerry. Here’s the original post… taking the Slea Head Road west out of Dingle, we spotted a little harbor tucked into the rocks with a pretty beach. From a distance it was beautiful, and up close… even nicer. Looking over our shoulder though, we saw what looked like a path winding its way up the hillside toward the ocean. Eager for an adventure and the possibility of a nice view, we started hiking.
Originally posted on Whatever:
Yeah, I got dad points.
Also, I had a nice day at GenCon. As I did last year, I came in for the day specifically, this year in order to take part in Pat Rothfuss’ charity run through True Dungeon. I regret to say I died thank you very much Pat Rothfuss, but the Pat followed me almost immediately into death and thus became my honor guard into Hell. So I got that going for me. Aside from that my day was spent seeing friends and hanging out, which was also fun. But mostly, it was about getting a hat for my kid. As it should have been.
Sand like Flower. Was voted #1 beach in the U.S.A.
When I saw this beach for the first time, I knew I had to move here.
This is one of my last pieces I just made. Its beautiful. 7 1/2 inch.
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