Friday, June 14, 2013

This and That

It's Friday.
Time for a look back at the week with a few
Random Things.

Thanks, Nancy!


Let's get this over quickly.
It's HOT and HUMID and I don't want to talk about the electric bill.


Last year I was so excited about the butterflies that were visiting Musashi's Garden.
I haven't seen many this year.
Perhaps it was the change in weather -- first cool and then HOT??
This is the only shot I've been able to get of a butterfly stopping by to visit.

This swallowtail was in the midst of fluttering wings as he took a quick taste of the duranta.



I'm using Bloglovin now to read all of your blogs.
So far so good, but it sure seems easy to get behind.
I promise I'll catch up! 


Last Saturday I made it to the Urban Harvest Farmer's Market.
What fun!
You can have breakfast there -- lots of good food available -- drinks.
I wanted fresh, home grown tomatoes.
There is just nothing like the taste of a home grown tomato.
Yum Yum Yum
Got my tomatoes and stopped by the Blue Heron Farm booth
and picked up their special of the day:
Garlic-Peppercorn Chevre.
Oh, my - Sinfully delicious!
Can't wait to hear what the special will be for tomorrow.

Splurged on an orchid.


Last, a bar of luxury shea butter soap from The Herbal Goat --
HOT FLASH (!!!) Lavender and Peppermint.
Boy, do I smell good!
On my list for this Saturday: peaches and blueberries. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Wishing YOU well and much joy.


eileeninmd said...

The butterfly shot is beautiful. I love to visit the local farmers markets, always something good there. Your orchid is beautiful. Wishing you a happy weekend!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Orchid Love.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope you score big at the farmers market tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I love the butterfly picture! The rain started to fall right before my tomato plant blossomed... no homegrown tomatoes for me. :(

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shot of the butterfly. I was just looking up one of our local farmers markets considering if I want to take the drive or not...I think I just might now thanks

Bev said...

I'd love a bit of your hot sticky weather... it's cool and rainy...and June is almost half over... Two more months of possible summer here... and I haven't seen much of it yet!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

really love the butterfly & the orchid. beautiful. ( :

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Snap, Now this is a fabulous photograph of the Swallowtail Butterfly. You must have been very patient. I remember last year taking a photograph of a butterfly in my garden and I found myself running around the garden getting all hot and bothered as the beautiful butterfly just gracefully flew around the garden..... I managed to take a lovely photograph though.
I love the colour of the orchid you bought... they are such lovely plants.
Enjoy your peaches and blueberries tomorrow..... any chance of a splash of cream with them.
Best Wishes

Mary said...

Gorgeous orchid!

Peppercorn and garlic chevre! Oh my oh my! Yummy! :)

abrianna said...

Lovely orchid.

Hot and humid here too. I try not to smell anything other than clean in the summer. Anything else attracts more biting bugs and they already like me well enough.

Barb said...

Sounds like you were a busy shopper, Snap! The lighting on the butterfly is perfect - I even saw a swallowtail at altitude this week. Too fluttery to photograph. Keep cool.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The butterfly shot is pretty! The luxury soap sounds - well - luxurious. I'm pretty sure I'd love it. Your urban farmer's market sounds great! Enjoy!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Peaches are my favorite. I can't wait until they come into season here!

Irene said...

beautiful shot of the butterfly.

Lynn said...

Your butterfly photo is gorgeous! We love going to a local farmer's Market, nothing better than buying direct from those who produce or make the goodies.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The butterfly looks like a fairy. We have drizzle today - not expected - but really, how often to the forecaster EVER get it right?

Maggid said...

When i was a kid - my dad used to go on & on about "Home Grown Tomatoes." he'd purchase tomatoes at the grocery store - then complain - Then, he'd start again about tomatoes of his youth . . we thought he was nuts . . UNTIL I moved to the Midwest - and stopped at roadside stands with tomatoes fresh from the vine . . . It's a good thing i don't have kids sitting around a city dinner table . . or I may rant, too . . what a blessing the 'real thing' is.

LesleyAnn said...

That's one of the prettiest photos of a swallowtail I've ever seen. Just beautiful ... as are the orchids.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Thanks for stopping by Plum Hollow!

Veronica Roth said...

Loving that orchid! I've bought one like it this year and now I own seven. You know, last summer I put them all outside by May, totally ignored them until Sept and then brought them all basically the orchid owner from hell...and you know what? They all bloomed last Feb! Big huge beautiful multi-stems of blooms! I think I'm on to something and so the orchids are outside fending for themselves again. :) Lovely visiting with you again Snap and have a fantastic weekend at the Farmer's Market. :)

Michelle said...

Wish I was going to the farmer's market with you!

Scrapatches said...

Your photos are fabulous ... as is your philosophy of life without growing up. I have been telling my kiddos for years that I fully intend to be the batty gray haired lady who says and does whatever is on her mind. Sometimes when I open my mouth, I watch them pause and look at me sideways to see what is coming now. I point out to them that those quirky senses of humor they all have had to come from somewhere. Fresh local grown garden tomatoes are one of the joys of summer ... as are butterflies. I am now following on Bloglovin' ... :) Pat

W. Latane Barton said...

I wish someone would explain bloglovin to me. I am so behind technology wise.

Millie said...

I love that butterfly shot! I am so far behind on visiting blogs I'll never get caught up. That's one of the side effects of my kidding season.

So blogger won't let me use my open ID, so I'm borrowing Millie's.

Teresa @ Eden Hills

Antiques And Teacups said...

I have tried the Bentley green teas and like them very much! Lovely teacup, and I love your photos. The orchids are gorgeous! I can't understand why the link isn't working for's about 50/50. Sigh...always something!