Thursday, September 30, 2010

Still blooming, savory bite and nocturnal rain

- I think my camera will do lots of things that I haven't tried out until now - in this case, the macro lens gives a close up view of my happily blooming geranium and one of its blossoms. They clearly love the cooler weather.

- Toasted walnuts in my dinner salad make a lovely extra savory bite and make the kitchen smell good, too. And it seems kind of a fallish thing to do.

- Waking to hear a light rain during the night and then wondering later if I imagined it. No - opening the front door reveals a wet path and refreshing cool air.


Fireblossom said...

Every morning I look forward to coming here before I leave for work, and every morning I leave with a smile. I love your blog.

Jannie Funster said...

I see you have a fan in Fireblossom, but how could you not. Your blog IS loveable!

Sweet bloom for sure.

And I know what you mean about the refreshing cool air, we've got that over here now too, ahhhhh.


Granny Annie said...

You widened my thoughts this cool morning.

TALON said...

I'm so glad you're experimenting with the camera, Lynn! Lovely macro!

I love an overnight rain - it's so soothing to dream to.

Lance said...

Love the photo you took with your camera!! (they can do soo many functions, can't they!!)

And - I had a salad last night with almonds in, too!! Delicious!!

Lynn said...

FB -

You made me smile just now with this comment! Thank you for that - I needed that this morning. :)

Jannie -

Thank you - that is what I want it to be. Isn't like so much nicer with cool air? It has improved everyone's mood around here.


Granny Annie -

I'm glad I could do that!

Talon -

I've meant to do that and really I see the kind of photography that you and Meredith put out with digital cameras and I really admire that. So thanks for the inspiration!

Lance -

I'm sticking to the South Beach diet and I feel so much better! It's a good thing I love cheese and nuts. :) I keep unsalted almonds in my desk drawer at work for a quick snack, too.

Sara said...

Ah, the snippets that tell us fall is in the air!!!

I absolutely loved the geranium picture!! I love how the buds hang below the one flower. Really cool!

I think you're right, time to play with the camera and see what you find.

I love overnight rain. It's so nice to wake up and everything is a bit damp, but the sun is shining.

Thanks for sharing these moments in your life:~)

desk49 said...

With your camera you played
And got a close up view
Of your geranium that liked
The cool weather to

The kitchen smell quite grand
After roasting walnuts in a pan
It might not been the thing to do
But it made my salad yoo-hoo

The pitter patter of rains little feet
Went and woke you from your sleep
Looking at the front door at dawn
Found cool air and a wet lawn

This morning I had to break
them down in threes
because my brains
a dried up pea.

Riot Kitty said...

Wow Lynn, that is a beautiful picture!

Jewel Allen said...

Beautiful pic, Lynn. I usually plant geraniums, but I didn't this year. Thanks for sharing.

Louvregirl said...

I like your writing today, Lynn. What a beautiful photo of a flower!
Still trying to upload my new camera; tech is supposed to call me back!
have a truly great day!

Lynn said...

Sara -

Thank you for coming by! I love waking up and hearing the rain. I slept so hard last night that I wasn't sure if I dreamed that or not. :)

Ellis -

For someone who's brain is "dried up as a pea" you sure write nice wrap-up poems. Thank you for it.

Riot Kitty -

I was so pleased with myself for how that came out. I am keeping my camera manual in my purse now.

Jewel -

These are potted geraniums that I cut back last winter - they were slow to bloom, but now that it is the fall, they are blooming with a vengeance!

lg -

You'll get there! Looking forward to more of your wonderful pics of the mountains. I'll be there Saturday and Sunday. Yay.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ Where will you be? I am located in Boone. We are going 'off the mountain' :-(:-(:-( though- Saturday to see my in-laws.

Lynn said...

lg -

Same place - Clay County, North Carolina. I'll just be there Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon - my sister and I are going to the John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival. Can't wait!

sage said...

Nice photo... here you take rain for granted, but when I lived in the desert, I'd always wake when it rained, often could smell it before it started

Lynn said...

Sage -

Yes - I can't imagine that it rains much in the desert. Interesting.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow! You have a macro lens? Your Geranium looks huge! Mine is mini- n my cam won't do good flower close-ups! Good find-
Mmmm toasted walnuts! I miss being able to chew them. n almonds too! I have Rain Toad to tattle-tale on the passing showers while I slumber. Sometimes I have no idea!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

No - I shouldn't have said "lens" - really just a macro setting. I'd go back and edit, but it's been there this long, I won't bother. :)

I was a latecomer to getting a digital camera, which probably worked out great for me. The price had come down a bit and there were more features.

Wendy said...

I have lots of plants also enjoying the cooler weather.

I'm with you on the toasted nuts!