Wednesday, August 14, 2013

On Verandahs

We have had some truly spectacular weather days here lately. People who think discussion of the weather is trivial do not live in Minnesota.

Last night I was delighted to join some friends at The Woman's Club near downtown Minneapolis.

We had a glass of wine on the rooftop overlooking Loring Park before dinner.

The Basilica sure does look wonderful, doesn't it? I don't believe I've ever been inside before. I guess I'll have to put that on my to-do list.

In gardening news, I'm afraid there have been surprises - not all of them welcome.

In fact, the cucumber is not a cucumber.  It is an eggplant.

The bell peppers, one green and one red, are in fact two red peppers, one bell and one unknown.

The evenings on the balcony are flowery and peaceful though; wonderfully enjoyable with the good weather.

There are fewer trees now than there were at the beginning of the summer, which is kind of sad.

But it's still lovely.


kmkat said...

Strange vegetables growing on your balcony? Blame it on climate change.

Silvernfire said...

JalapeƱo? (she wondered mischievously)

soxanne said...

It's invasive species, I've decided ... I don't know of the existence of red jalapeƱos, but who knows?