Thursday, 25 June 2015

Flowers are abloomin'!

Thanks to my Facebook buds, they helped me ID the flowers in the field. I had one plant under the bird feeder as a specimen! Oil seed rape, the GM version is canola!

Meanwhile in the bog...

Deerflies are merciless

 I'd like to figure out how to make a hat for the cats, with this on the back!
Before my walk

Cabbage salad

My great-grandmother's bowl
Good story: I decided to buy a cabbage and make one. I shouldn't have used the whole head. Using the food processor hubby bought for his two-week cleansing, it wasn't too difficult. Not like the old days when the church ladies would phone and demand 3 salads, two pies.
My first husband baked pies from scratch, his mom taught him when he lived alone.
The salad was mine... Every time I'd have to phone my mom for the recipe. This was, of course, before Internet.

The processor was so easy. I've never had a big one like this. Adding carrots, dried fruits; apple, dates, and sunflower seeds, etc., was good. Now, hubby can't have regular mayonaise, and so I put in his garlic vegenaise. It was yummy. However, I ran out of his vegenaise. Wisely, putting excess in another container, knowing it would not fit into our friges, I hopped into the car and drove the bowlful to my client's house. His wife is a vegan, and his son does all the cooking. It's a stressful time, and he was quite pleased to get the salad for his mom.

White admiral

Flowers and misc.

This was all I captured on the Trailcam. It's been focused on the Wood duck nest, to no avail. Moving it back to the meadow I had high hopes! The bird set it off, but with the 5-sec. delay, didn't pick it up intil too late! The bugs were merciless after a night of rain! Experts think "looks like a great crested flycatcher, the actions also support it, She likely thought it was a great place to nest in. "

mystery bird from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


eileeninmd said...

I love the bog area and the flowers and butterflies are beautiful. Cute shot of the kitty with the spider! Sorry, I can not help with your mystery bird. Have a happy day!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely wildflowers blooming right now and I LOVE all the butterflies. Mmmm. I do love cabbage salads!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun and beautiful post. Love the boggy swamp photos (including your header) ... and the great reminder about using the food processor to shred cabbage, for some reason I'd never thought of that. We eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables. Nice of you to share your salad with your client.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love the lushness of your land, love the lushness of cat's fur, love the lushness of the osr yellow, love the lushness of the critter variety (pest or not).... and especially love the lushness of coleslaw!!! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

Lush and pretty! I wonder what the cat thinks, having that bug walking around!