The weather this weekend was not a bit nice. Luckily I checked the forecast and knew the rain was coming, so we went out at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday in just above 30 degree temps to put all the deck containers away for the winter. We worked for just under three hours and had everything cut down and stored for the winter.
We felt good about that.
Remember the two whiskey barrels with the big Tropicannas?
O.K. here is a reminder:
this is the same container today:
I think it's amazing that those huge striped Tropicanna leaves emerge from these rather small rhizomes that are drying out in my garage.
It has rained so much this weekend that we had flood warnings. It is still raining now.
The rain has been good for the burning bush that we moved last weekend. I snapped this photo from my bedroom window:
I stood at my living room window to take this pic of the front yard:
This weather is perfect for staying inside and cooking.
Last week my mother-in-law gave us these colorful peppers from her garden:
Once blackened I covered them with foil and let them sit for about an hour. Then I removed the skin and turned them into this roasted pepper garlic tomato sauce
I hope everyone had better weather for their weekend, than I did!
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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