I love the vibrant colors of these zinnias.
One of the Anna's Hummingbirds that live in our neighborhood alighted at the feeder to give her wings a rest and have a tipple.
As small as they are, the Anna's Hummingbird is described as medium-sized and stocky in the world of hummingbirds.
I'm definitely growing this variety of zucchini again next year; the variegated skin is pretty.
There are spiders everywhere at the moment; their webs are truly amazing. Be Kind to Spiders!
These garden lanterns are fun and easy to make. I saw a how-to guide in some magazine a few years ago. All you need is empty jars and some wire. You can make them as pretty as you like by using interesting colored/shaped jars, shaping the wire into pretty flourishes, and adding trinkets. Mine aren't pretty, but they add a nice ambience nonetheless hanging from the branches on a summer evening.
Veggie and tofu kebabs marinated in Thai flavors:
The marinade was roughly 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp dark brown sugar, 6 inches worth of lemon grass with tough outer sheaths removed, 2 kaffir lime leaves, 1 smallish piece fresh ginger, 1 large shallot, 1 large garlic clove, hot chili pepper and a dash of sesame oil, liquified together in a blender.
Thai marinade before blending
Seitan in lemon and caper sauce:
( a bit greeny in hue, but very delicious)
We eat this Vegan Pho on a regular basis. If you like rich aromatic broths, noodles, and garnishes...I recommend you try this. I've never had traditional Pho, which I gather is not vegan, so can't testify to the authenticity, but whatever you want to call it, it is good.
I describe more about how to put it together in this post.
Hey, that's a catchy title.
I have two rats that I adopted from the animal shelter. Rats are extremely intelligent, social, and sensitive. My rat friends know their names, have great personalities, and enjoy many different activities. Here's Daffodil (aka Scamp) peeking out of a play tube:
Check out those whiskers:
Some of you may remember Harriet from this post. She's a bit older and wiser now... and better at hoarding treats! She's enjoying a piece of corn on the cob.
And here's some rat action, Harriet is in a blur grooming Daffodil...usually it's the other way around:
Rats are dexterous and the digits on their front paws are nimble, much like human hands. Check out Scamp's cute fingers!
One more random snap:
A heron I saw on my lunch break.