Winter decided that she needed to go out at 5:15 AM this morning. It's now so dark at this time that I almost needed a flashlight. On the plus side, I was up early enough to get some reasonably good shots of one of the moonflowers that was in perfect position for photographing. Often they are in such odd, high positions that I would need a ladder to get a good view.
There is something unearthly about the way they glow in the dark gray pre-dawn light. The scent is amazing.....sort of a cross between gardenias and something else. The sun didn't come out until about thirty minutes ago, so this bloom lasted quite far into the day. The moonflowers wilt as the morning glories bloom.
The vegetable plants are starting to be prolific. The nice thing is that with so many we pick them while they are still young, tender, and tasty.
And a big shout out to Gary for turning me on to beer bread. I made this as a slow rise bread with a cup or so of beer added. I am not a beer drinker but it makes a wonderful, tasty bread. We made a couple of pizza and the big loaf below. I used Newcastle Brown Ale yeasty and nutty, it makes great sandwiches and is terrific as toast with with cheese on it.
This afternoon I am giving Gary's original recipe a try.
More glaze work today and some hand building and, of course messing around in the yard.
Enjoy your Labor Day (Boy! That came fast!). As always thanks for stopping by............*s*