Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Cocktail

Once again it is raining here so I am sticking with my tropical themed drinks to bring a little sunshine to my world. Today's drink is an unfrozen version of the Blue Hawaiian. I am not a fan frozen drinks like daquairis so I just made this unfrozen. Not quite as yummy as last week's drink but still refreshing......and beautiful!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I Had Babies!

Well not really babies and I didn't really have them. But I did have a hand in a very beautiful event.

About a month ago we noticed Swallowtail butterflies laying eggs on our parsley. A few days later we found little bitty caterpillars. Then they started to eat and grow....

At one point we had 27 caterpillars! We had to by 6 more parsley plants to keep them fed. But then the birds discovered them even though they were very close to the house and we put up stakes with bags tied to the top. We lost quite a few to the birds, some died naturally but finally 3 went into chrysllis stage.

I walked out this morning and they were completely out of the cocoons. They are very docile and crawled right up my arm. The Husband got a few pics of me holding them. I can't tell you how excited I was to hold them. I had to go to work but The Husband watched them completely dry out, get their bearings and take flight.

It was amazing being a part of this, seeing the eggs getting laid, providing them food and shelter.........sometimes nature benefits with the help of man.

Fly free, Moe, Larry and free......

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Cocktail

Today's libation is 'A Day At the Beach'. It rained part of the day and I wanted something that reminded of......well, a day at the beach. Coconut rum, Amaretto, orange juice and can't get more beachy than this! YUM!
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Cocktail

Today's cocktail is the Tequila Canyon. Simple and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon!

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Holiday Table

We had friends in this 4th for a more formal celebration.

The Husband made a delicious five course dinner. I forgot to take pictures of the food but did take one of the menu...............

Everything was yummy and the company was great! It was a good 4th of July despite no fireworks because it has been raining in buckets for 4 days.

Hope you enjoyed yours!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


May everyone have a safe and happy holiday!