FROM MY STUDIO
The environment outside my studio is almost as important as my studio itself. This is what I see when I look out my south windows. I did shoot these outside the windows to avoid reflections. The light is so bright it's difficult to get good photos. I should have taken the camera out with me at six-thirty, when I took Winter out!
Everything still looks pretty summery. We have had cool nights but nothing near frost temps. It's beginning to feel like autumn, however. The light has changed. The air has a clarity to it that only comes with the lower humidity of the changing season.
These are the morning glory and moon flower towers. One reason I hope for a long fall is that the moon flowers and dahlias are blooming so nicely.
This is the shed with the newly dug area we are putting in for a small vegetable garden nest year. The soil needs a lot of amending as we are on glacial moraine.
Further to the right is the pond in the foreground with the pool in the background. With the last rain the water temp has dropped to 66F....too cold for me. I still wonder how we swam in the ocean when we were kids and thought it was warm. We would insist we were not cold even though our lips were blue. But coming out of the water always meant a treat of some sort; so it wasn't too bad.
I've been fascinated with beer bread since Gary did a post a while ago about it. His recipe is simple and tasty. You will have to scroll down a bit but it's there.
Of course I have to complicate things by trying a slow rise beer bread. This turned out to be very tasty indeed. It's quite dark; Proge says it looks like chocolate bread. It also makes a fantastic pizza dough. We did one loaded regular pizza and one with goat cheese, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil. I let it rise a bit longer than usual so it was almost like a foccaccia.
And finally the obligatory photo of animals. This one is of Winter and Aloysius half arguing and half accommodating each other on my chair in the sunroom. There is some doubt about who has what right to the chair and when. Yesterday I had two cats an a dog on my lap.
I'm headed down to the studio to finish up some more bag pots I started yesterday.
We'll see, grasshopper........we'll see....
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Have a sunny day and, as always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*