Urban edibles

Oregano blooms

I didn’t get the oregano buds cut off, so they are blooming and trying to attract pollinators.

Fennel seeds

The fennel, on the other hand, has moved past the blooming stage, and is curing its seeds.

Color & B/W

India block print

I was in a mood the other day, and ordered two sets of cloth dinner napkins for everyday use. This is a block print (I think) from India. Brilliant colors. Maybe it’ll distract diners from a ho-hum meal?

Shower light

This isn’t exactly B&W; close, though. Light in the shower.

Of knurled knobs and ocular health

Knurled knobs and more

My temporary carefully engineered friends—a knurled knob with a light-up dial…

Horizontal knob

And here’s an unlit horizontal dial.

Not sure exactly what the second machine is for…it wasn’t used on me, just kept me company in a darkened room.

We also voted! Wooo-hooo, a run-off election!—our opportunity to break four near-ties on a hot July day….

Did you guess I got my eyes dilated in a medical situation? I’m still a bit “big-eyed.”

FanMan II

New white fan

FanMan struck here, too! Perfect when temps get up to the mid-90s day after day. Yes, we are first-world people and have AC, but humid 96 is…whew. Moving forward with a bit of redecorating…stay tuned for tomorrow….

Small victory #3865119

Pasta spinach garbanzos

I get a little charge of excitement when I discover that what I have in the pantry and leftovers can be combined into a tasty (vs lame) menu, without additional shopping.


Ginger blossom

Yes, a ginger blossom cluster…. I’m feeling the ginger, with a new, shorter haircut—shorter in my terms, not by salon standards.

A win

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Experimented. Maybe I’ve done this before, but it was aeons ago. The GrillMeisterSupreme™ did the heat portion of the operation (also veggies), then we all fell on the spread. Yum.

Finger fun?

Yarn Fr needlepoint

How, with temps daily cresting the 90s lately, did I start thinking about yarn? Because following a pattern can be a challenging puzzle to solve?

[Photo is from needlepoint kit in a museum shop in Paris last spring.]

Rolling with change

Zojirushi coffee

I didn’t stumble this morning (yawn!) when I made the switch back to our venerable drip coffee-maker from the northern coffee method, a French press.

Highway views

Three high rollers

Three high rollers, no?

Ice cream trailer

Ice-cream-cone trailer, with sprinkles.

ATL gulleywasher

And, as we finally deviated from the Interstate, we drove into a gullywasher, with knee-deep water gushing across the city streets in some places. Didn’t last long, though—whew!