Red and Orange

Red is the great clarifier - bright and revealing. I can't imagine
becoming bored with red - it would be like becoming bored
with the person you love. - Diana Vreeland


Flowers, Moths and Blueberries

Oh those long summer days. Flowers are blooming in the garden, moths hover
around them and blueberries I had for breakfast. I hope your summer going well.

Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end
of July we're gonna start another season. - Jerry Orbach


Chinese Lantern Flower

Today I bought a Chinese lantern flower plant and three stems
with dried pods from a charming lady who was
very knowledgeable about plants. I couldn't stop looking at the dried pods
with their papery texture and have the branches

 propped up in my jar.
Thank you garden lady, it was nice to meet you. 


Too Many Tomatoes

Too Many Tomatoes. A Good Thing.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

4 pints cherry tomatoes
good olive oil
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
20 fresh basil leaves, julienned
sea salt

Preheat the over to 400 F.
Toss the tomatoes lightly with olive oil on a sheet pan. Spread them 
out into one layer and sprinkle generously with kosher salt and pepper.
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft.

Transfer the tomatoes to a serving platter and sprinkle with basil leaves and
sea salt. Serve hot or at room temperature.



Happy 1st #doodletuesday!

Every Tuesday, grab a pencil and start doodling! 
Draw anything you want -- whatever inspires you. 
There are no rules for #DoodleTuesday. Then, photograph your doodle, post it to Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter using the hashtag #DoodleTuesday. Each week we'll be checking out everyone's work and sharing doodles on all of our social media sites.

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