…. the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer?
have a listen to Nat King Cole’s classic, set to pics courtesy of Snowqueen555.
The last sunset pic reminds me of Michigan,
so thanks, Snowqueen, whomever you may be!
Well it’s certainly crazy, but not hot and hazy — more like a June monsoon in my neck of the woods. If New England has seen five sunny days this month, I’ll eat my hat. Also not much time for lazy! The girl-child is off to drivers’ ed and then summer camp — while the boy-child is on break between classes and a summer internship. It seems once school lets out, life gets more hectic! I was, however, fortunate to enjoy a visit to my beloved upper peninsula over the past couple of months.
sandhill cranes ~ twenty miles north of nowhere and just south of Lake Superior
snow buntings playing at whitefish point
the lighthouse at whitefish point ~ with a laker far off on the horizon
lake superior agate
dream boat ~ the Edward L. Ryerson ~ steaming downbound from the Soo
a sunset in paradise…
And the garden, of course, takes much spare time in a most rewarding way!
As a very late birthday gift, I bought myself some organically grown heirloom tomato plants which arrived late in May, all the way from California (thanks, mom!).
In spite of the heavy rains and lack of sun, these tomatoes are taking off.
marianna’s peace ~ heirloom ‘potato-leafed’ tomato ~ early June
… and late June
How does your garden grow?
Oh, and by the way… I’ve been cooking too, albeit mostly simple things of late.
I am hoping for some hot weather in July to get homemade dosa/idly batter going quickly! Tonight, it’s cool and rainy, so it’s this Udupi temple special from Ramya’s Mane Adige ~ a dish so delectable that it’s become a fast favorite. She made hers with brinjal; I also added pumpkin to mine in the form of sweet buttercup squash. So sweet in fact, that I didn’t add much jaggery. The squash was also a good thickener, so I didn’t use coconut. And of course, for seasoning, it was none other than ISG’s magical sambhar podi 🙂 No photos of that, as it’s still on the stove, but check out Ramya’s pic and you’ll be drooling, I promise. Thanks, Ramya!