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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pink, Purple, Green and Pie

God sure brings on the day! Look at what I woke up to at 5 this morning! I think God handed the paint brushes over to my Dad for me. God Bless Today!
Then he painted these beautiful lupines up and down Mom's driveway for her to enjoy as she walks for the mail down her 1/4 mile driveway each day.
A little of glitter never hurt anyone. The Mica boulder at the end of the drive (or the beginning, if you are just arriving at the farm), accentuates the stateliness of more lupines.
Their colors make me thirst for more. When the seedheads dry, I will have to see if Mom is sharing seeds. I know she is still sprinkling them in vacant spaces along the way, but just maybe.
The rainbow of color comes in all forms. Yesterday morning, it came in the colors of spring pie....like
Rhubarb-Strawberry- just click on the recipe to enlarge it for your own indulgent, tantalizing, taste-bud teasing samplings. I heard the 'cryer' out early yelling,
"I have Rhubarb, who wants rhubarb, come one, come all, come get your rhubarb!"
Sure looks pretty going into the easy, boxed, roll out and bake, pie crust. Oh, Yes, I do know how to make pie crust from scratch, a darned good one, but who had the extra time yesterday? not me.
Sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon on top, wedged and eaten ala'mode with rich and creamy vanilla ice cream....well, smack my lips and call me Ms. Piggy! Mmmm, mmm, it was so good!
While waiting for yesterdays pie to bake, it was 'thyme' for a Sesame Thyme Crusted Chicken, Spinach and Cucumber Wrap with melted cheddar and Vadalia Onion dressing, a healthy, filling lunch. Ain't life grand!
Try to find the blessings in Your Day while remembering to feed your soul.


Lucy said...

Everything looks so good. I would eat myself to death if I lived there.

Fred Alton said...

Oh! Have mercy!!! Too many blessings stuffin th life outta me. ☺

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I so enjoyed your beautiful sunrise and the walk to the mail box. The flowers just fill one with the wonder of nature and Gods amazing grace. Thanks for the great pie...it sure was good with my coffee. Thanks for visiting this morning...have a great day!

jack69 said...

YOU JUST CAN'T SHUT UP CAN YOU? I am just being introduced to Rhubarb in my 70's. That was not a staple as I was growing up, I have no idea why, it may not grow down south.

The whole meal and cooking amazes me. What amazes me is your ability to bake, cook and remember to take pictures. You must have produced a cook book at some time or the other.

Beautiful scenery and cooking. Yep, I just finished my morning coffee and it still makes me hungry. THANKS (AND THE BONUS, NO CHOCOLATE!)
Love you lady! WE always enjoy the visit, Sherry will be here shortly.

The White Farmhouse said...

Who cares if it is a roll out crust, it looks incredibly delicious! As for that wrap, what time is lunch? Now I have to go and cook something. Cause you have made me hungry.... again! The sunrise is beautiful! Maybe I should get up at the butt crack of dawn to see it for myself one day!

Darla said...

Lovely color sky and lupines! Have never had rhubarb anything..

~mel said...

169 Pie recipes ~ you'll have to borrow me that cookbook when I'm searching for what kind of pies to make for the pie auction at the fisheree... or better yet... I'll have you bake 'em????

imac said...

Wonderful, all thats needed is a glass of red wine.

Suz said...

yum! But it's hot!
I would someday like to know how you ended up where you are...it seems so wonderful
I love those lupines...so big...never saw them that big....I thought they were native...
and the boulder.....I could be a kid at your place..so much to do and see
and eat

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh ---I LOVE Rhubarb, Dar.... IF I were closer, I'd take some off your hands... OR--better still, I'd just 'steal' that delicious pie... ha ha ....

My mother used to make rhubarb. We'd eat it in a bowl just like applesauce. It was wonderful... Haven't had any good rhubarb since I left home about 1960 or so....

Your sweet Mama gets her exercise each day--just getting the mail, doesn't she? Love her Lupines. Such a pretty color.

Love the sky picture also... WOW!!!!

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Love the photos (as always) - last week-end hubs and I participated in the Lupine Junefest bike ride out of Mercer. While it was cloudy, the Lupines were magnificant. I hope to photograph some Lupines myself this week-end. If we lived closer, I'd take some rhubarb off your hands for a rhubarb crumble or maybe rhubarb torte. Thanks for sharing (the post ... all tho I'm sure the virtual rhubarb!)


Dianna said...

I love Lupins, Dar! I cannot tell you how many times I have tried to get them to grow in my perennial bed...but they never come back. My daughter-in-law thinks it is humorous because in Maine they grow wild. I bought two more this spring...Lord willing maybe next spring they'll return. I hope so.

Kellie said...

Holy cow Dar! I'm going to have to make the wrap and pie they look soo good!

Those Lupins are wonderful also. I'm going to have to try growing them next year.

Enjoy your weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful sky to wake up to delicious rubarb pie and chick.pie..life can't get better than this!ENJOY!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: A lot of great colors and that pie looks yummy.

crochet lady said...

Beautiful treats for the eye and the tummy.

Cher' Shots said...

Mmmm...I'm so glad my rhubarb is doing great again this year. I have to bake again soon. This is my first year with lupines, another love.