Thursday, March 30, 2017

Blooming Flame Violet

I have had this for months and this is the first time I have seen it bloom.
This is a Orange Flame Violet
And todays bread. I figured out what was wrong. It was the water.
I was using filtered water from my fridge. So it was ice water. I now leave the water out on the  counter in a pitcher over night to warm up.(-: End of blowing up bread. Yay! I guess I never thought of that before. I always use warm water for yeast breads, this recipe for sour dough just says water. So since I have well water and there is a lot of minerals in the water I used filtered water. Anyhow end of mystery of why bread was not rising. To cold.(-:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Today's Pictures

It is over cast here today. Nothing exciting going on. Thought I would take some pictures of todays garden.
Butterflies from Joann

Butterfly solar lights

Old ceramic butterfly

Butterfly from Orchard

Gnome from T.J. Max
Another Gnome from T.J.Max
These two were just 7.00 each. How could I pass them up? Cement with painted hats. I bought another one without a painted hat. Forgot to take his picture.
 Gnome I found at Orchard. Kitty snuck in picture.


More butterflies from Joann

Old wood stove with orange solar lights and silly nose picker.

Pink Hyacinth

Red Tulips

Old rusty bucket

Lamp shade planter

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sourdough Bake

Finally satisfied with my bread after a year of trying. I think I figured out what I was doing wrong as far as looks of finished bread(-: I am going to make some more tomorrow and find out if that was the problem.(-: This bread Baker has not thrown in the towel yet. Stay tuned it may happen tomorrow (-:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Owl Update

I found a partial hatched egg shell on the ground below the tree.
So owlets must have arrived. The mom is sitting patiently on the nest still and Dad is sitting near by.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Rainy Day Pictures

The garden is soaked. A lot of moss is growing on the garden figurines. It feels like a real beach.

 White Hosta

The Princess
Todays Loaves

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fuzzy White Mold?

This was everywhere yesterday morning. At first it looked like fur from an animal. But after looking close and touching it, I could see it was not.

It was everywhere though. All over the field where I walk. When I touched it, it folded up. Today it is raining so none today. Can't wait to see if it is back again at some point.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Butterflies At Joann's

The Princess and I took a little journey to Joann's the other day. We found some great deals on butterfly things. I bought all the Monarch Butterfly plant stakes. Which were the only 4 colors like these below. They were so pretty and so real looking. They had other colors like purple etc.
We love them poked around in the pots in the Butterfly garden. Last year we had several real ones visit us. I hope this year we have more. It was so fun to watch them fluttering around from flower to flower.