Thursday, July 3, 2014

Week 25 Thursday (7/3/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Caprese Salad
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

         If you are tired of whipping up a salad to go with your steak, try this idea. This is so beautiful and easy to make, and would compliment any meal. How can you go wrong with tomatoes and mozzarella?  This could be your new summer favorite!

Random Reflections
The Glorious Garden – Mrs. Cholmondeley Clematis

The camera flash made this bluer than it really appears

            I love clematis. They are so full and beautiful and I love how they climb up a trellis. This clematis has amazing large lavender flowers. This one is quite hearty and last year bloomed in the spring and fall. I helped the stems start up the trellis is multiple places so it wasn’t one-sided. I planted this in full sun and it thrives. The soil is pretty good and doesn’t hold water – good drainage. The height can be up to 300 cm. and will spread up to 100 cm. The tag said to prune it in February or March, but here it depends on the weather. This plant does flower from May until about September.
Irksome Ideas and Images

         I always dread the Fourth of July. This is a three-day period where people enjoy shooting off fireworks, which terrify my dogs. I hate trying to calm them down and reassure them that it is okay. 
         I also have an unrealistic fear of fire. I read a newspaper article last year that said that a house was set on fire by a fireworks display. That is my worst nightmare.
         During my childhood, one of our neighbors lost their home and children to a fire. I know that this was the catalyst for my fear of a blaze. I would enjoy fireworks a lot more if people would not do them in a neighborhood, but in an open area where no one would be affected.
         Let’s have a safe Fourth of July!

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