Saturday, May 29, 2010

Begonias on the porch, among other matters

I decided to set absolutely no goals today other than my daily walk and an early morning trip to the county dump. I know, it sounds like a blasty blast, doesn’t it?

The early morning errand took a lot longer than I thought it would, due to a lengthy detour made by my husband on the way home. But we stopped at a Starbucks where I bought a Caffe Americano so I was happy.

I would have been happier with a caramel macchiato, but I’m trying to watch my figure.

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After my walk, I watered the container plants and then took these photos of the little begonias on the back porch.

The pictures you see here have had very little done to them other than slight adjustments and a watermark I’m fooling around with.

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I love these little squiggles on this one. And I see a bug above them (in the V).

It’s gray skies in Maryland today but the temperature is very pleasant.

The week I’ve just had was super busy with the end-of-year activities at our school. We have two separate awards assemblies and had the first one Thursday evening. It was wicked hot, too. Graduation is next Sunday and to say that these last three weeks are busy ones for all of us at school is an understatement.

So today I will do whatever I want. And I surely don’t wanna clean.

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This week, a new pair of hiking shoes came in the mail for me and my husband also bought me my own hiking poles. Now I don’t have to borrow his anymore.

I’m getting ready for doing some walking in Maine when we go this summer.

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Today’s lunch at the manor house was tuna salad with fresh lettuce from my husband’s garden accompanied by a handful of freshly-picked snap peas.

Please disregard those potato chips you see in the background. I have no idea how they got onto the plate. (They are low-fat, though).

Loved hearing all your weekend plans in the prior post. I’ll be thinking of you.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

37 comments:

beth said...

yummy....
your lunch looks perfect !
especially since i just downed a bag of kettle corn from the farmers market for mine...

followed by a pineapple smoothie....wow, how many food groups did i hit so far today :)

happy weekend !

Julie Harward said...

A delicious lunch that I would like right now! And I love the color of the flowers..so pretty! :D

deborah said...

Enjoy your day and your weekend!
Love the texture of the begonias, very nice pictures..
I'm cleaning inside since its too hot to do much outside.

Kathy said...

I see you too have discovered the sandwich thins. Aren't they wonderful? They're also great as a substitute for buns when you want a good homemade burger!

Betty said...

I love the sandwich thins too.
Your lunch looks wonderful and your flowers are beautiful.
Love Hugs and Good Thoughts ♥♥♥

These Nine Acres said...

Yum. That sandwich looks delish.

Tammy said...

Just wanted to stop by and finally introduce myself - I'm a long time fan and I just love your pictures and George. And I admire you taking that trail you showed a picture of in Maine, not sure I'd be brave enough to tackle that one. Have a great holiday weekend.

Mary said...

Oooo, that looks delish! And I have that same problem with potato chips -- they just magically appear saying, "Eat me, eat me!"

Love your begonia shots -- so pretty! And that watermark is wonderful! ENjoy your weekend, my dear. :)
xoxo

Low Tide High Style said...

Sounds like a wonderful "un-plan" for the day! I love the flower pics and everyone knows that potato chips have no fat or calories in them...duh! ;-)

Kat :)

Snappy Di said...

Had me a bit of tuna for lunch today too. It was almost as yummy as yours looks!

Di

Kay from Oregon said...

so glad you use that kind of bread...isn't it good though?
I almost ate from your page..Ha.
Kate: we have a very sunny, and lovely warm day today. First in a long time of any heat to it at all.
I have washed the car and that's about it, just enjoying the day.
As always, love your pictures, and love reading your blog daily. Kay

imac said...

Hi kate, nice to see you.
Beautiful flowers and Yummy food with crisps too.lol.

Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Daryl said...

Vaccuumed. I even dusted. Washed the bathroom AND kitchen floors. Exhausted, I nevertheless went to be beautifyied™ and then I shopped for me, a tee, a spy/green tea chai latte iced, a mattress (looked, priced, fainted)... more shop for me, adorable (as a size 41 can be) black suede peep toe slides/wedges with .. wait for it .. a BOW .. yes, like Minnie Mouse! And I bought replacement begonias .. replacing the dead grass-looking border stuff and the not blooming again ever marigolds......... shall I go on?

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

Tuna without chips? Never for me! :0) My day consisted of buying flowers for my garden and grocery shopping. Not that exciting either. Your begonia is just beautiful!

Kim Klassen said...

oh my gosh.. beautiful images... and such a lovely lunch!!

WONDERFUL!

Anna said...

Love the colours in the begonias.

Laura @ Our House Of Joyful Noise said...

I just planted all of my vegetable and flower plants in my gardens today. But I have more room, and we'll build another bed next week too. So I was thinking of growing snap peas! They are good just raw off the vine, yes?? They look delicious!

Deb said...

looks like a good lunch...your begonias are very pretty...enjoy your holiday weekend...

Donalyn said...

I plan to do nothing other than working in the yard and gardens this weekend. Today, I got a bunch of planting done, some edging, trimming, cutting things back before they get too out of control. My husband helped me get the herb garden planted, and I got started on the porch pots. Then we took showers, had a lovely cocktail hour on the porch, with a nice Sauvignon Blanc, along with cheese and crackers, while we waited for a pizza to be delivered. heaven...

Cloudia said...

Fan-Blast-ic!





Aloha from Waikiki, CG
Comfort Spiral

BUSH BABE said...

How relaxing... *sigh*

Can you give us a tutorial on your watermarks? I did one on mine, but it's VERY basic... and no, I cannot go off and read a manual written by an 'expert'. I like reading your blog better!
:-)
BB

Annie said...

beautiful begonias Kate!

Char said...

that lunch sounds fantastic.

and yes...i love some starbucks - wish i had one right now matter of fact.

Emom said...

The flowers are lovely....the coffee sounds divine....lunch looks good, but those potato chips are all I can think of.....smiles.

Chrissykat said...

Oooh, that sandwich looks de-lish! What kind of bread/muffin/tuna holder is that? I'm not sure I've ever seen it before. And...chips?...what chips?...I don't see any chips! :o

Sheri said...

I am new to Blogging and have begun my own including my personal recipes and their pics...I ran accross your blog and found myself engolfed for over an hour just living through your photography and stories. You have created a perfectly beautiful place to get lost in! I look forward to returning and taking another mini-vacation...thanks for sharing your treasures!

Country Girl said...

Thanks all. Welcome to blogging, Sheri.
For everyone who asked, the bread I used is new around here: Arnold sandwich thins.
http://www.arnoldbread.com/thins/

~ C.G.

Hilary said...

That looks so delicious.. and such pretty pink blossoms.

Kerri said...

Beautiful flowers and what a yummy lunch!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i have that same bread... and have the coffee you choose let your dear hubby watch your figure for you :)
love the flowers :) i have posted a bunch of pics on facebook.. blogger has been a bear but you know that already.. must look into that program you suggested!

Russell said...

That lunch looks reall good! And it is only 6:10 in the morning as I type this!

The images of the flower is quite vivid, too. Very nice.

mrs mediocrity said...

A day with only two things to do sounds like heaven! And your lunch just made me hungry...enjoy!

FireLight said...

Thank you for stopping by TKR & not forgetting me! I have seen that bread. How's it taste? I must try it. You are just as cute as a bug in a begonia, and your photo is amazing as usual!

Alli said...

Your pictures are lovely as always! Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend!

cottage farm villa said...

YUM!!! That looks absolutely delish.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful begonias. Sandwich looks pretty good.

Spruce Hill said...

Love the flower shots. Seems we both sped a lot of time on our porches. Love the shoes too. I love my Keens!

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