Destination: Mt. Evans, one of the 56 "Fourteeners"-the mountains in the Rockies that are 14,000ft or more. Well above the tree line the road became VERY narrow and without any sides so I turned back about 10 miles from the top. Sophie and I stopped at Echo Lake for a hike on the way down. But the very best part of the day was the autumn color of the aspen along the way. What a beautiful day in Colorado!
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Summer is gone but my garden is still full of color. Today I am harvesting all of the lavender to save for making pillows and pincushions but come with me to see the rest of the purple flowers and veggies
Saturday, September 22, 2012
In Denver the morning is crisp and cool. Soon the sun will warm the day to 80 degrees. There will be 2 soccer games for me to attend and a USC football game to watch this afternoon. All the signs that fall is here. The leaves are turning up in the mountains and down here in Denver there is color too. I am sad that summer is over because I love it so much and I am terrified of W----- but today is a glorious day. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
It is the end of summer and most of the colorful flowers have faded but as I walked around my garden this evening I realized there is still a lot of YELLOW!...the color of sunshine which there also was plenty of today.
Enjoy the dog days!
Friday, September 14, 2012
How about a tart for dinner? A typical French tomato tart but with my own twist: a rough puree of prosciutto, olive oil and garlic goes over puff pastry. Then a layer of green zebra tomato slices and Japanese eggplant slices. A few sprinkles of olive oil, fresh thyme and a little Parmesan cheese. Into a hot oven. While it is cooling on a rack add a little fresh basil. Life is grand. Where's the wine?
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The big girl in Seattle turned five yesterday and she had a great birthday party last weekend. Kimmy the clown came to the party and painted faces, did magic tricks and made balloon animals. We had delicious chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and were surrounded by animals as well as friends and family. Happy Birthday Reina!
Other fun things we did in Seattle last weekend: Blackberry picking, bookstore shopping, swimming lessons and cookie making plus just a whole lot of fun. The weather was perfect!