Coming home from our adventures in Virginia, the tomato plants were prolific in our absence. The day we left, I gave all I had at that time to my neighbor for her help watering my plants while we were gone. This basket was collected the day we got back, and a few went on salads for dinner the next evening. There are dozens more on the plants yet to come.
So I told you something fun happened while we were at the quaint little roadside motel in Luray. Looking down at the lovely row of flowers, I noticed something on the steps.
Cute, isn’t it? On the back, the label said it came from Ohio! So it had already traveled quite a bit.
I brought it home, and decided to place it where it would most likely be found by someone out of our area. I picked the Waverly Inn in downtown Hendersonville.
I placed it on the steps, and right then a lady that works there came out to hang the ferns on the veranda. She was excited to get “rocked” as there had been an article in the local paper about it. I posted about finding it and bringing it home on the Ohio Rocks facebook group. Another member of the group commented that she had left it in Virginia Beach from Ohio, so it had already traveled quite a bit. I hope someone out of our area found it and will post its next destination.
Before our trip, I made a Spinach Bake to use up the last of the fresh spinach, onions, ricotta and mushrooms. This time it was a meatless main dish so we could polish it off before we left.
Mist on the mountains in the view from our veranda have been frequent this past week.
My avocado tree is getting really big! The spike dracaena is doing well, and the little one is growing well too. The Meyer Lemon I grew from seed is dying. I have no idea why, and this isn’t the first one that has failed. I got some seeds a few years back from Mary, but none have survived that long.
I needed a hat to wear while we were out walking, and I only wanted to take one. I have a lot of yellow, so I took my Hat Makeover that I originally did in red, and changed it to yellow and white.
You never know where you’ll find quilts. This charming display was in a breakfast cafe. The maker had placed quilt blocks in the panes of this old window frame. Charming, isn’t it?
Back at home, my Toad Lily is blooming! The flowers are small, about the size of a quarter in diameter.
It didn’t take Charlie long to figure out we were back and scam a meal.
I have lots to do this coming week, as I have to get all my State Fair entries in order. I need to print the photographs, finish covering up all my labels, write up my recipes and a few other details.
What are your plans for the week? Anything fun this weekend?
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