Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Festive Red Berries

Normally I'd be able to name this plant but unfortunately my brain is spent today. Leave it in comments. txrad can't remember either.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Piece of Much-Used and Beloved Fiesta

It happens to be the one piece missing from this early post when I first started this blog.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Morning Radish Harvest

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jeopardize Me!

Minstrel Boy kicking some nerd ass on Jeopardy today.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Collard Greens With Spice

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Birdy Through a Window

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful for Collards

This will be one component of our Thanksgiving feast this evening.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Man About Town

My God! I was allowed to leave the house today! I went to the credit union to deposit some checks, and then txrad wanted to stop at the nearby Central Market to pick up a bag of chicken-flavored vegetarian broth powder -- a whopping $1.73 purchase.

I knew from surveying the parking lot that Central Market was going to be crazy, so I remained in the car.

Then we stopped at the Hooch Emporium for some.... well, hooch! It was quite busy as well. I was honestly quite relieved to get home.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Travertine Medallion

This is the medallion we have selected to be incorporated into our flooring in the den most likely. I like that it is simple and rustic, not like some of the more formal ones.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In The Bag

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pizza Foundation

txrad spreads cornmeal on our pizza stone prior to the laying on of dough.

The sauteing toppings: veggie sausage, onions, jalapeño, garlic, a large portobello mushroom, and sometimes red bell pepper when we have it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fresh from the Oven

Mmmmmmm. Warm blueberry muffins. What a way to start a Sunday morning.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It Looks Witchy

It's just two plant stands stacked atop one another.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Soul Food Night

The cooktop and Scanpans get a serious workout during the preparation of macaroni & cheese, beans, and greens. "Hot Surface" is right. And I have trained txrad quite well (North Dakota native) to handle the soul food preparation while I do other important things.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Orb in Full

This explains a lot tonight.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

'Tis Eye

You lookin' at ME?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Travertine Array

I don't know why I'm so infatuated with stone.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hibiscus After Dark

Friday, November 7, 2008


I love the promos for Palladia, the new MTV HD music channel. I can't help but imagine being mesmerized by those while smoking some pot, as if I had that luxury!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

One Egg. Two Yolks.

A quirk of nature. Anyone else ever see this happen?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Big O(possum)

Cat food sure lures 'em in!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Travertine Travesty

Oops. The contractor told me to be careful. This one was fragile. txrad accidentally stepped on it when I had a corner of it sitting on a carpet strip. Uneven surface... you know the drill.

So what's it gonna be? A $5 fine? A death sentence?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Salvia at Night

After a bit of rain a few days ago, the salvia has really been putting on a dazzling show.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


This is what a woven bedspread looks like after a few years of a cat sleeping on it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Creatures of the Night

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Love My Daddy

Sweet Pea. He's a sweetie.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Gray Camouflage

Old gray cat in an old gray chair. Do not be alarmed. He's just yawning.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Rather Large Praying Mantis

Autumn Marigolds

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I don't remember what this plant is called but I love the colors and shape of it.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Broom Bristles

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Migratory Monarch

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ragged Winged Butterfly & Bee

This butterfly was so intoxicated by the flowers it would not leave. I was able to get multiple photos. The monarchs, which will be featured here tomorrow, were flitting around a bit.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Great Toads of Kona Ranch

One of them anyway. I just snapped this a few minutes ago. I was out on the patio and heard something behind me moving. Sweet Pea perked up and ran over to the path to check it out. I actually thought it might be an opossum since I saw a large one out there last night. Nope, just a noisy toad.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Homemade Burger Buns

Made by txrad. The height of them is not ideal, but hey, first try. And way cheaper than those bought in a store. And nothing tastes like fresh bread. Nothing.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Yeast Infatuation

We normally buy those 3 attached packets of yeast for our baking needs. They cost about $1.09 each for 3 packs. Each pack has 2 1/2 teaspoons of yeast.

txrad decided to buy a bulk container of yeast which filled up an entire quart jar. It was under $3.00 and should provide us with enough yeast for 64 pizzas. Prior to this we would spend over $23 on yeast for 64 pizzas. Something to think about.

I think the little granules are beautiful to behold.

Check back tomorrow morning to see something new txrad made using yeast.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

What's Bright, White, and Green?

An energy-efficient light bulb in our bathroom.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Idol Worship

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Was Four Years Old

This is not an Ayers reference.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Debate Night #3

Let's hope it's worth the wait. I can't handle another snoozer.

McCain doing a rather startling Johnny Rotten look. Click the pic.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wet Hibiscus

Yes, it has been drizzly this morning!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Live Oak

Dropping very tiny acorns upon our heads.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Green, Crisp and Fresh

Celery stalk and leaves plus a jalapeño.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Portobello Art

This one seems to have a sense of humor!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Food Scraps

Ugly. But it decomposes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lizard on the Window

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Moss on the Garden Gate