…of Autumn’s colors!
During my last appointment, I mentioned to my doctor that I was again baking bread, and made a ‘mean Challah‘.
He is Jewish, and quickly retorted, “I LOVE Challah!!!”
Well, yesterday was a warm, dry day–perfect bread-baking weather, and as his birthday was two weeks ago, I decided to give him a belated birthday gift!
And, I did–with these!
Of course, I had my camera, and took advantage of the lovely small Hibiscus in the center planting of the circular drive of the building, which I processed today and turned into Watercolors!
N.B.: I am so behind in viewing blogs I follow, so I ask you to please excuse my tardiness.
The breads were kneaded by hand, and required three risings, so a lot of time was spent on that, which is very hard on the fingers.
I found that by 7:00 last night, I had no energy left to do much of anything, and typing became very painful…so I’ll get to your blogs ‘little by little, bit by bit’–thanks!!!
…here in Chicago.
I spent quite a few hours digging out old caulk above my bathroom sink and around the tub.
And yes, I am tired…but not too tired to show you the beauties captured the other day in the parkway in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House!
Lastly, these were quite a surprise:
As we are in the last week of April, and its flower-bringing showers, I hope all you gardeners out there are also seeing some marvelous Flora…at last!
…and, from Saturday, the first tulips!
Then there are these tulips, struggling to grow in a corner planting.
Not at all!
They have been spray-painted RED by the civil engineers, to mark the path of the underground phone and electric lines to be avoided by construction crews digging up the parkways to install new PVC gas lines.
To me, they look quite sad and I hope they recover to produce gorgeous blooms!
…but don’t plan on using them unless you know for a fact they haven’t been sprayed with any type of insecticide!
The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.
During World War II, the people of Britain were encouraged through letters to The Times newspaper, articles in the British Medical Journal, and pamphlets produced by Claire Loewenfeld, a dietitian working for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, to gather wild-grown rose hips and to make a vitamin C syrup for children. This was because German submarines were sinking many commercial ships: citrus fruits from the tropics were very difficult to import.
You can read the entire article here.
…sits on the window sill of a local restaurant named “Jamaican Jerk”…I’ve had some of their food in the past, and it IS delicious!