then i make it over to the roses and the sun is behind these red thorns creating a dramatic scene all of it's own . . .
the garden is beginning to yield a few things. the tomatos are throwing some fruit. both the early girls and this cherry tomato have some tiny green gems.
and there is one very small strawberry just beginning to form. these were just planted about a week and a half ago. i feel pretty good that they are already showing signs of a yield.
i discovered this ant enjoying a sip of nectar from the bloom that has formed on the ornamental rhubarb.
and then i went inside and discovered these beautiful salads that my daughter had put together as part of our own dinner. she is an excellent cook and has a way of preparing healthy, simple food in the most elegant and tasty ways.
it's always a treat when she comes to visit because she likes to cook and we reap the benefits~!~of course, we also have to do the clean-up, but it's usually worth it~!!~ tonight there was a baked asparagus tart as part of the meal but it was greedily consumed before any photos could be taken. yummy~!~
and here's where i ended up getting in trouble.
i held up one of the cucumber slices to the light coming through the window and took this macro. (yes, even food is "victimized" by my macro addiction.) well, the wonderful daughter thought that it was rediculous for me to be picking the food apart and investigating it in this way and i was ordered to "put that back down in the bowl" and be sure that it was my own so that i didn't contaminate someone else's food~!~ sheeeesh~!~who raised this kid anyway~!?!~