Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All is quiet on the Western front....

Well, not entirely, but with Brian gone with his grandma to Colorado this week, it is certainly quieter.

Yesterday, after Brian left, Rick asked me if I wanted to go on a call with him. I grabbed my spindle plying project, my empty miniSpinner and some new fiber, and jumped in his vet truck, ready for a scenic drive over the Coast Range to Tillamook. The only problem was the shortcut Rick took, a narrow, winding road that had me concentrating on not losing my lunch (I'm a motion-sickness lightweight). Fortunately I had plenty of time to recover once we arrived!
Good thing I was productive there, as the return trip did me in. I went to bed when we got home, and still feel a wee bit woozy today. :-/

This morning the war on ground squirrels began. I got the .22 loaded and ready, but while I was doing morning chores, I heard the .410 go off. Rick, 1; ground squirrels, 0. It was hours before I finally saw another ground squirrel . . . eating false dandelion flowers in the yard. Now why can't they stick to being helpful like that, instead of eating my green beans down to the stems???

So the guns have been quiet since, but the horses haven't. Good grief; at least this didn't start until the minor left!

That's it for today from . . .

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Like a beaded veil

After a HOT Saturday, today dawned cloudy and cool. "How nice," I thought; "so much better for an outdoor wedding than blistering heat!" Then it started to drizzle. Uh oh – but oh, so pretty!
But then, the drizzle stopped and the sun broke through the gray layer. (I found out later that the wedding site didn't get any precipitation, saving the bride any additional stress.)

It was a lovely wedding in a lovely location:

My favorite photo; a tender moment during the prayer:

The bride is a girl after my own heart – her and her sister's horses were tied up next to the platform:

That's it for our romantic Sunday, from . . .

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fresh on Friday: It's zucchini season!

Not yet in my garden, but Rick has been bringing home zucchini from clients' gardens. Fine by me; it's good stuff, Maynard!

So I had two overripe bananas on my counter that needed to be used, a couple big zucchini to shred, and muffins to make (Rick favors muffins and fresh frozen fruit for Friday night suppers). I googled "zucchini-banana muffins" and found these. They looked good, as did these when I followed the link in the first recipe. So I made the muffins for tonight and the brownies for a picnic tomorrow, along with this (Rick brought home some lovely small zukes, too) and this (from red potatoes freshly dug out of the same client's garden and herbs from mine). Oh, I also made zucchini patties for Brian's and my lunch today. I'm no food photographer, but here are the dishes in order of mention (except for the patties):

Now go wipe the drool off your chin. You're welcome. ;-)

That's it for today from . . .

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My tropical vacation

It only lasted an hour, but every second of it was delightful!

That's it for today from . . .