Tuesday, August 26, 2014

~ a view of the porch this morning...

...late summer loveliness.  This is where we sit before the craziness of the day begins.

~ morning view of the porch -- late summer...

Ozzy's favorite place to sit before the craziness of the day begins. :-)

The flowers in the hanging pots have been changed from petunias to chrysanthemums, and, the blue morning glories on the porch are blooming...sigh...summer is coming to an end.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

~ a double rainbow...

...needs to be shared with friends :-)

~ double rainbow...

   

Friday, August 8, 2014

~ the fore of us...

...playing miniature golf in Flemington :-)

~ the fore of us...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

~ new etsy listings...

...we've listed Sofia's perler bead art on etsy!

~ perler bead art magnets...

Come take a look ;-)

Just click the link to etsy ~myHappyBluebird~ on the right hand side of the screen.

Monday, July 21, 2014

~ zucchini muffins...

...made by Sofia :-)

~ zucchini muffins...

These are delicious!  You can find the recipe here:  Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes

Sunday, July 20, 2014

~ sunday lesson...

Today, Sofia is busy making banana muffins.  We didn't have any over-ripened bananas on hand, so we learned something new today!  To quickly ripen bananas, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Heat the oven to 300 degrees farenheit and bake for 20-30 minutes.  To test for doneness, poke with your finger -- the banana should have a soft/squishy feel.  Note:  I protected my fingertip with a paper towel to avoid a burn while testing for doneness.

~ quickly ripened bananas...

To remove the skin:  let the bananas cool and then use a very sharp knife to make a single cut down the side of the banana.  The inside should easily pop out!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

~ after the rain...

...droplets sparkle in the foggy morning sunlight.

~ after the rain...

~ humidity 95%, temperature 76.5 degrees farenheit, dew point 75 degrees farenheit.

Last night's thunderstorms dropped a ton of rain on us.  This morning, it feels like a steamy jungle out there. It's so humid that  I broke into a sweat just by pressing the shutter release on my camera! More thunderstorms are on the way to us today...sigh.

(click on photo for a better view :-)