Good morning! I hope that you had a great weekend. Mine seemed to go fast, but then I have heard that as you age life seems to move faster. I am not sure about that but this weekend did.
Between visits with friends and friends(below) visiting me, work, trying a few new recipes, and getting stuff done around the house time sped by.
This little squirrel comes every morning for breakfast and every afternoon for dinner. If there is no food he comes and looks in the kitchen window.
And this beautiful cardinal is part of a family of three that visit every night around six. Lucky for me I have had the pleasure of watching the little one "grow up. I have seen his parents feeding him, washing him, nurturing him and now the little guy comes alone and he is just starting to change colors.
The weather was crazy, the wind and rain whipped up for half a day and blew many of the crepe myrtle blossoms down.
It seems as if they just arrived and now they are stirring at my feet. Our deck was covered in these pink blossoms.
They were so pretty they reminded me of the sand mandalas made by the Tibetan Buddhist, and when the wind blew the flowers swirled and new patterns were made. Nature makes the most beautiful art.
I hesitate to write this because I know that for many Summer just arrived, but our crepe myrtle tree's are starting to loose their bark, a sure sign that Fall is not far behind.
For now though I am living in the present and focusing on the bounty of Summer, like blueberries. Honestly these are not my favorite berry, that would be raspberries, but I had a basket of these little guys so I thought I would try a new recipe.
Blueberry pancakes, cake, and muffins are all standard recipes in my repertoire but this time I thought I would try something else, scones. I used this recipe(here) from Indigo Scones Blog and the scones came out perfect. They are tender, fluffy and fabulous.
The recipe is a little involved so make sure that you read it through before starting, the great thing though is that it makes a lot of scones and you cane make it all the way up to the baking part and just freeze a bunch to use at a later date.
If you try the scones let me know what you think. In the meantime, I hope that you have a fabulous day!