More things have been blooming around our home, and a few have come and gone. It is enchanting that we have lady slippers, as they are so difficult to grow. I was thrilled a few years ago when one turned into two. Each year I marvel at the unusual flower that grows where the fairies touch the ground.
In previous years, the flowers have faced the same way. This year, they faced away from each other.
Then, the real surprise, a third one! I am delighted! I got out this week and dug the hostas out, so they won’t disturb the delicate balance these lovelies need to thrive. I am hopeful for more to establish in the coming years. There are more weeds I need to pull, and I’ll get to those a little at a time.
In the kitchen, my next attempt at a coffee cake for the state fair competition was a failure. Although it tasted great, the topping sank into the batter, and the batter came up over the top. It was a mess. But I think I know how to fix it, and will try again soon. Of course, My Sweet Babboo got to eat this for breakfast.
In the sewing room, I worked on the red and white quilt, doing a Geisha pantograph in white thread.
I cut strips from the leftover backing, and applied the binding to the edge by machine.
Here is the quilt, it is 48-inches square. I’ll have it for sale at the Garden of Quilts show coming next Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. Proceeds from the sale will go to our next Safelight project.
These burgundy iris blooms were spectacular. There were a dozen in bloom all at once.
They have since died away, but they were gorgeous while they lasted.
The mountain laurel is blooming now. These pretty white flowers with streaks of red in the centers bloom in clusters.
We had a fun day Saturday at a car show in Brevard. Over 200 cars, driving in from all over the region converged on the downtown area. We made three rows of cars covering about eight blocks! The rain held off until lunchtime, so we had a lovely morning walking around, looking at all the shiny vehicles, talking with friends and catching up with folks we haven’t seen in a while.
Brevard is nestled into a mountain valley, with charming old buildings, lots of fun shops and mountains in the distance. Tree lined streets made for shady walking as the sun got a bit warm.
I am still trying to get a nice photo of a bird in its natural environment. While I was doing some counts for the Feeder Watch project, I saw this cardinal pause in a sunlit tree. I couldn’t get the focusing just right, plus he is a bit backlit. So, not a contest entry. But he is pretty nevertheless.
A blue jay stopped by, but he wouldn’t pose nicely for me. He looks a bit grim, doesn’t he?
Ah well. I needed to clean out the refrigerator of several things, not enough to make a meal. So, an Anything Quiche was on the menu. The recipe link is for one without a crust, but this time I used a premade one. This one was the last of the ham, cheddar cheese, portobello mushrooms, broccoli and vidalia onion. Delicious!
We’ve been enjoying two shows on Netflix this week. The Lincoln Lawyer is a bit different from the movie version, but follows the books nicely. The writing and acting is good, and it rated well on IMDB. Anatomy of a Scandal is pretty good, too! Michelle Dockery is a prosecutor in London in a well written drama with a twist.
What’s cooking or growing at your place? Watching anything new and interesting?