One summer I grew tri-color peppers (capsicum annuum) from seed in a pot on our deck. As the peppers ripen, they turn from white to purple to yellow-orange to red and the plant is really pretty and did quite well. When it came time to harvest, I tossed a few shriveled peppers into our Meyer … Continue reading Hot Pepper Harvest and Sauce-making
Pictures I've taken since last Monday for the nature photo a day challenge I'm doing with my friend Suzi. Also, Happy International Women's Day!
Happy Independence Day my fellows Americans! Today's going to be a low-key day for me since I've already been to the requisite cook out (yesterday), have seen plenty of fireworks (Disney World fireworks have ruined me for all others), and it's supposed to rain here. For some flag-waving variety, here's the flag that flew over … Continue reading The 4th, General Update, Trip/Garden Pictures
When I took the natural dye class this spring, taught by Sylvia De Mar through The Art League of Alexandria over the course of 3 Sundays, Sylvia asked us to gather dandelions and bring them in for our last class. She asked for the whole plant - flowers, leaves, stems, roots. I know that dandelions … Continue reading Dandelions