I took the above pictures along the Columbia yesterday.
On this porch with either coffee or a popsicle is where you'll find us these days.
I'm going to show you a few pictures of the porches.
Staining still needs to be done, and please ignore the shabby yard.
We haven't done a thing to it because of all the construction, and the sprinkler system was just fixed so has been off since last year.
I bought a third rose bush. I wasn't intending to, but when I smelled this rose, I just had to have it. This particular rose is call "Secret's Out!" and it smells strongly of citrus and sweet rose. I smell it every time I walk by it, and you can smell it while sitting on the porch. The other two bushes I planted are climbers, one yellow and one deep red.
This huge moth flew up on the porch and nearly brained himself against the wall. We held him for a little while and then sat him on the porch railing. He eventually recovered and flew away. I looked him up on the innernets because he was so pretty and I wanted to know about him. This is a Sphynx Moth. He has a really fat body and head and such a beautiful and colorful design on his wings.
This pie is so delicious and light.
It's very plain, which is what makes sit so good to me.
Easy and no-bake. Perfect for summer.
I think the original name was White Pie.
Something else I've made recently that was good is Stuffed French Bread.
Try it! It was easy and you'll like it!
I used Garlic Herb French Bread from the Walmart bakery, $1.
Our apple trees are loaded down this year.
We have lots more than we did last year.
The plums are also plentiful and ready to pick.
I meant to get a picture of the vegetable garden, but I forgot this morning. I counted 18 of the large variety of tomatoes, and there are lots of the cherry tomatoes too that I didn't count. We've already eaten several servings of salad made from our lettuce, a couple of jalapenos, a bunch of radishes, and two potatoes. The cucumber, zucchini, carrots, onions, and cantaloupe still need time, but they're looking good.
I haven't crocheted anything since the PINK blanket. I think I'm about to bust out some thread and make a doily next. I need a break from the yarn, but I'm bored without something on my hook to fiddle with.
We have been watching Game of Thrones. OMG, it's so good! Did I tell you this already? I can't remember. I just bought Seasons 3 & 4 for Ken's birthday. We have been getting two episodes at a time on disks sent by Netflix, but we're tired of waiting for the next episodes to arrive in the mail so I just decided to buy the next two seasons. There are six seasons out so we have plenty of watching to do yet. Now I see why it's won so many awards. It really is good. But a warning to you...it's not for the squeamish or for children. It's violent and there is plenty of nudity and the sex. Hehehe. Remember how Chandler on Friends always called it "the sex"? Anyway, adults only!
We've had a very mild summer so far. It's always mid-50s in the overnight hours, and nearly always in the upper 70s during the day. We've had a few days in the 80s and should get more of those coming up.
Things are slowing down here. No more bingo until September, no more Homemakers Club meetings until September, and a lot of our friends are leaving for vacations and such for the next few weeks. We'll be here gardening and porch-sitting and going on the occasional scenic day-trips here in Washington and British Columbia. We still have lots to see around here.
Hope you're having a good summer!