Friday, June 26, 2009

Canna Lily

From rhizome clump to five feet tall in 3 months, canna lilies grow quickly and thrive in the heat and humidity here in Florida. By fall, W4D will be hacking them back with his machete. Click here for another view with more detail.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hello World!

Hello World!
Originally uploaded by flaurella.

Already a chatterbox at 4 days old.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

She's Here!

Meet my adorable granddaughter...

Biannca Averi
born June 17th at 11:31 PM
weighing 6 pounds - 14 ounces
19 inches long.

View a slide show!
I know you want to. :))

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Summer's Bounty

If you've followed this blog, you already know that W4D (What's 4 Dinner?) is my husband and that he loves to grocery shop as much as he loves to eat.

It was Farmer's Market Day and yesterday afternoon, he arrived home from work toting the following:
snap beans
spaghetti squash
a couple of pounds of fresh shrimp
and a lemon meringue pie from the bakery.

The second trip to the car yielded red wine, white wine, vodka, bourbon, a cheerful red and yellow bouquet of fresh flowers and an adorable little bouquet of fresh herbs.

W4D is very good about bringing me flowers at least once a week but this was my first herb bouquet. It is so convenient having our little local Farmer's market this summer. Everything is picked fresh same day and we know most of the farmers and the shoppers.

The flowers were lovely and showy but my fave is the little herb bouquet, tied with chives and lily leaves. I spy parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, mint, dill and tarragon.

My kitchen is fragrant.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Texas' got Baby GATORS. ::snort::

Here in Florida, old ladies pet 'em before breakfast.