Thursday, July 22, 2010


Just wanted let all of you who drop by that I have been in the hospital. I fell and broke my hip. Doing well after surgery and am home at the lake house resting. I have no computer here and have borrowed one from a neighbor. Miss visiting all of you. Stella

Friday, July 9, 2010

Yes, I Have Some Tomatoes

Yeah! I finally have some ripe tomatoes. Not very big and not very many.
But enough to make tomato and mozzarella salad. I make a dressing of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and fresh thyme.

How do you like to eat the first tomatoes of the season?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quiet Around Here

It was a quiet, uneventful July 4th at our house. For the first time since I can remember my husband and I did not celebrate the 4th at the lake. All the kids were either at the lake or had other plans so it was just us two. We just took it easy getting up late and working around the house. Had pizza and wine on the patio to celebrate the day. No BBQ this year.

I spent some time among the flowers admiring all the colors and pulling weeds. I thought this yellow golden rod against the magenta bee balm was stunning.

I fertilized all my pots and admired how my red, white, and blue pot was showing off. I will soon have to replace the pansies with something else as they don't do well in the heat.
My rose, Hot Chocolate, is being such a showoff this year. This is my second try with this particular rose. I planted the first one in a bed with the other roses and it didn't thrive. It seems to do better by itself in full sun.

Lots of green tomatoes on the vine. Can't wait for BLT's and tomato and mozzarella salad with some fresh thyme. All we need is a little sun. Seems like we have rain coming for the next three days. So unusual for Missouri in July. But it also means I don't have to water all the flower beds and lawn.
Hope all of you had a safe and fun 4th.