Hail!, the size of golf balls
and it's covering everything
and Frank needs to go out and play in it.
Hmm, an inauspicious beginning to our much anticipated weekend.
Saturday starts out quite cool as Max and I go for our walk, it's predicted to warm up though to a very comfortable 74F. Wrong! Stays cool and rainy all day, so much for gardening. We'll make the best of it though. Let's start working on dinner, something fun...crab cakes.
Sunday starts out a little warmer and soon we are outside surveying the garden
replacing the ones the roofers and gutter guys stomped all mover last year, Ugh! The surveying does improve as we walk down the garden path.
The poppies are up and blooming and multiplying like mad. I'm very happy about this since they are actually on my neighbors' side of the shared flower bed but with much coaxing and hoping their self seeding selves have started to pop up on my side. Hail yes! (Couldn't resist:))
As I walk towards the back I am happy to see the honeysuckle growing like a beanstalk.
Unfortunately it is not fragrant but still quite beautiful. I expect it will really take off once we have the very sick crab apple cut down. I hate bringing a tree down but both my crab apples are more than half dried so it's time to face the truth, the honeysuckle and dogwood hide underneath one so it will be interesting to see where they go once the big tree is gone.
The wisteria has lost most of it's blooms. It had a very short blooming season this year as a lot of other early spring flowering trees and bushes so as I walk around it trying to find a bloom to take a picture of, I find this little beauty growing through it,
a mini me wisteria? a weed? who knows, it sure is pretty though so weed or not, it stays.
Time for some more fun food!
The Sunday NYTimes magazine has an amazing rib recipe from Mark Bittman, we'll have some fun there!
Braised Spareribs with white wine garlic and anchovies, adapted from Mark Bittman
*note, I did not have spareribs, I had country style ribs-boneless, which worked just as well