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Published Friday, September 25, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two bouquets

Another rose photo of the flowers I had to pick before the big rains here in Seattle. A lot of rain ruins roses.

Garden roses in a bowl and a vase, on my kitchen table

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Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cut your roses before a big rain

I have over a dozen rose bushes out front, and I love to look out at them, preferring to leave them where others can also enjoy them. But a big rain is predicted (2-3″ in a couple of days), and I know that it will just beat up and ruin all the opened ones, so what could I do? I had to pick them.

Fragrant roses on my kitchen counter, before a big rain

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Published Thursday, September 17, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Perennial sunflower

These cheerful yellow perennial sunflowers come back every year, spread in a reasonable manner, bloom when not that much is happening, and look good even under smoky conditions. Seattle’s air is not too good, but it’s better than other places for sure.

Yellow to the max!

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Published Friday, September 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Afternoon light

Just a few days ago, sweet sunshine in the afternoon on my patio.

Bamboo and Japanese anemones beckon along the path to the back yard

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Published Thursday, September 3, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow roses

My ‘Julia Child’ rose is still blooming its heart out.

Late afternoon sunshine, truly the golden hour for roses

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Published Sunday, August 30, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow harvest

Finally we’re getting some warm, sunny weather in Seattle. The tomatoes are loving it!

Early Girl red tomatoes, Sungold orange cherry tomatoes, wax beans, a lemon cucumber,  a green tomato that got knocked off the vine, and some Blue Lake string beans, with some cosmos and a chiminea in the background

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Published Tuesday, August 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fuzzy peaches

I’m a big fan of planting fruit trees. Even if you’re renting. Ever since I wound up living in one rented home with a huge yard for over ten years, and realized I could have had a whole orchard back there, I’ve planted fruit trees. They do take a long time, but time passes, right? This curl-free peach tree (‘Frost’) is about 4 or 5 years old. There are only a couple of dozen peaches, if that. But they are such heaven!

Fuzzy home-grown peaches, so perfumed!

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Published Sunday, August 2, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Box of peaches

Our local Trader Joe’s has had magnificent peaches this year. I noticed that they are even MORE beautiful than the illustration on the packaging, which is saying something! Hope you are enjoying your summer fruit in this unusual, to say the least, year.

Heavenly yellow peaches, the best part of summer

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Published Tuesday, July 21, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peach clafouti

A box of dead-ripe peaches from Trader Joe inspired me to adapt a very easy raspberry clafouti dessert recipe.

Peach clafouti (or clafoutis) easy custard and fruit dessert

Here is my version:

Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3 ozs) sugar
• Pinch kosher salt
• 3 large eggs
• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
• Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3 ozs) whole milk
• 3 cups ripe peach wedges (about 3 peaches or so), peeled and cut into wedges
• dash vanilla
• Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Instructions:
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350°. Generously butter a 9-inch gratin dish or pie plate. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, butter and lemon zest until smooth. Whisk in the sugar and a pinch of salt. Add the milk and whisk until light and very smooth, a couple of minutes. Add a dash of vanilla. Whisk in the flour until no lumps. Pour the batter into the gratin dish and top with the peach wedges in a pattern from the center, or just any which way (rustic!).
Step 2
Bake for about 30 minutes, until the clafoutis is just set and golden. If using a glass pie plate, raise temp. slightly, might take extra 10-15 minutes. Let cool slightly. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, cut into wedges and serve.

Even though I forgot to do the sugar dusting, it was FABULOUS.

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Published Saturday, July 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainy rosebud

Seattle certainly has been having a cool and rainy spring and summer, so far. The way roses look after a light rain, however, is priceless.

Rosebud after a light rain

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Published Sunday, June 14, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Julia Child rose macro

This David Austin rose, named after the queen of butter, is worthy of her namesake. Blooming so bountifully!

David Austin rose ‘Julia Child’

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Published Thursday, May 21, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Baby bird

My carport has at least one new occupant. Mama (or papa?) bird looked like a dark-eyed junco. Small bird with black head, brown on top of body. Hubby reached way up to snap this.

Brand new hatchling in carport nest

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