Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another great day...

Early start today watching the first of two episodes of Knitty Gritty while sewing together the much overdue Bookcrossing afghan. A little later, we headed out to Craigs Creek to set up the camper and unload our new canoe for a fun fourth weekend with a group of dh's friends. Some tough flowers are able to brave this humid weather...


a purple bloom I find scattered around the wood pile...


a tiny white flower growing in the direct sunlight of the newly mowed field...


a brilliant yellow dandelion with a humble bowed head...



One can still find authentic country stores in SW Va - I love the sign for nightcrawlers. Stepping inside, we were blasted with the smell of frying bacon and encountered one central aisle and two walls of canned foods and cold beverages. I had to buy a Orange Crush in a glass bottle - I haven't seen one of those in years.

Yes, the refrigerators were stocked with cold beer - what a wonderful beverage to gulp down after a hot day on the river!

Back home, I was able to catch a second episode of Knitty Gritty and whipped up a quick lunch of fresh guacamole with


flat leaf parsley and a hot pepper from my little garden.

Thirty minutes on the exercise bike while watching Andy Griffith - just too hot to run outside.
I finished out the day by preparing a pasta dish of sauteed mango, garlic, onion, sweet red pepper with a generous amount of cumin and several dashes of crushed red pepper. Just the right amount of sweet and savory and plenty left over for lunch tomorrow at work. Goodnight....

2 comments:

Diana said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, very relaxing. What kind of canoe do you have? We had a red Mohawk.

SandraTee said...

We have a red Old Town - i'll be posting a picture soon.