I've been concentrating quite a bit on getting The Grumpy Penguin going as a business concern over the past few days and this is a trend that will continue over the next little while. The result has been that when it's come time to create my daily blog post I am not feeling quite as creative as I might otherwise be. On top of that, Sarah and I are going to be camping this weekend and I think the unbroken streak of daily posts which dates back to April 3 may have to come to an end, because I simply don't see myself putting four days' worth of blog pieces "in the can" before we take off on Friday. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, but for today I'm just going to put a couple of recent photos up here, talk about them a bit and then get back to the other work at hand. Sorry if you're disappointed; however, I'm afraid there will be no refunds.
|Grumpy P and the missus|
|Storm creeping across the valley|
|Cherry tomatoes at 200 feet|
Despite the heat and lack of rain around here since before the summer began, a couple of food-bearing plants on our balcony have managed to hang in there. We already ate some strawberries off of our "ever-bearing" plant (a misnomer, it seems, because it's showing no signs of dispensing any more fruit). I could swear I took some pictures of that plant or the strawberries before we ate them but I can't find them on my hard drive, so I must be mistaken. In any event, the cherry tomatoes were coming along nicely before the big rain yesterday (this picture is from Saturday); after the rain they were positively ready to pop on the vine. Tonight we picked four of them and ate them with our dinner and boy oh boy were they ever firm and juicy at the same time. It's hard to obtain food more locally than from your own balcony. And, clearly, we weren't the only ones who enjoyed these little treats: Addie thought they were pretty darned cool as well!
|Addie making sure these are ok for us to eat|
And finally, speaking of cats but otherwise apropos of nothing in particular, here is another shot from my Kenora collection that I really wanted to include in yesterday's blog piece but just couldn't figure out where to squeeze it in. This is a bird feeder in the yard behind Sarah's grandmother's house; clearly, someone was a little weak on the concept:
|You know, we can see you in there...|
I have nothing to add here. I just really, really like that picture.