Friday, July 31, 2009

Home Grown

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

I picked five squash and our first cucumber yesterday. Nothing tastes as good as freshly picked ANYTHING. It's amazing how much better veggies taste from the garden -- they are crisper and yummier. WAY more flavor. Summer spoils me for store bought stuff. My tomatoes are all splitting before they get ripe, though. I need to look into why that happens.

In Pillar Place: Monarch, Lenape and Maria are both in a "J" and Jane is on her roof, so I anticipate her making her J soon. I'm glad, actually -- it means they'll all hatch around the same time and then it'll be done. Still, I'm really horrified at the small number of pillars we found this year. It really brings home the fact that the monarch is having issues.

Butterfly Tidbit: Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature falls below 86 degrees.

I dreamed last night that we had two raccoons and a bear at our bird feeders, and I tried to scare them off with my pooper sccoper... lol. If that isn't full of symbolism, I don't know what is.




You Are Cobb Salad



You seem simple, but you're actually a very complicated person.

You stay well organized, and because of that, you're on top of all the chaos in your life.



You work well with others. You are able to check your ego and cooperate.

You are also very open-minded and accepting. You're happy to let people do their own thing.



Um... about 75% right... You? As an aside, I love Cobb Salad, especially the bleu cheese crumbles. I bought some at the store yesterday, opened the dish and DD proclaimed "It smells like dirty socks." I told her she didn't have to have any :-)

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6 comments:

MomJane said...

Well, I guess a lot of this fits. However, the question about where you would like to have lunch, I picked the least offensive, not the one I liked most, because I didn't really want to go to any of these places.


You Are a Ceasar Salad

You are very popular and easy to love. You strike a cord with people.
You are friendly and careful not to offend anyone. You try hard to get along.

And while you may avoid controversy, you are still very sincere. People love that about you.
You are dependable and steady. With you, what you see is what you get.

Judy said...

I'm a fruit salad (no jokes):

You are a light-hearted and carefree person. You see the happy, colorful side of life.
You are naturally sweet and kind. You believe it's important to be easy on people.

Even when you have to criticize, you try to be as gentle as possible.
If you ended up hurting someone, it would hurt you just as much. You're very sensitive.

Anne-Kathrine said...

When I got a house I want to have a veggie garden too. Which reminds me I really need to get to the farmer's market again.

Sounds like the butterflies are doing good.

Tori Lennox said...

But did the pooper scooper work? LOL!

I'm a Cobb Salad, too!

Brandy said...

That's an interesting dream! *G* I hope everything works well with the butterflies.
As for the quiz? It SOUNDS like me, but I hate coleslaw, ewwwwww! *G*
You Are Coleslaw:You are an easy going, laid back kind of person. You get along with all sorts of folks.
You love to entertain at your home, and you're very welcoming toward new friends.
You are a very polite person. You try your best to do the right thing and not offend anyone.
You are earnest and always have good intentions. Morality and ethics are important to you.


Have a great day!

Dru said...

You Are Fruit Salad

You are a light-hearted and carefree person. You see the happy, colorful side of life.

You are naturally sweet and kind. You believe it's important to be easy on people.

Even when you have to criticize, you try to be as gentle as possible.

If you ended up hurting someone, it would hurt you just as much. You're very sensitive.


It's me