Saturday, September 3, 2011

Last weekend of summer


I invited Ellen and Michael to dinner next week, hoping for cooler weather on Wednesday, and so far it looks perfect: a mere 70'F. I am thinking of making a rabbit terrine with pistachios, and either braaing a butterflied lamb leg (I know, meat!) or making the unlikely sounding but delicious chicken bouillabaisse. Or even real bouillabaisse. It is a September habit, but perhaps it is time to break it. In the meantime, the clematis (Etoile Violette) has bloomed again after I cut it right back. It looked dead, it acted dead, the leaves all died. And witness the resurrection.


The Agastache "Black Adder" flowers forever. 


And I have moved more strawberries to the roof. Not sure if that is a good thing. We'll see.


Terrace, cheese, figs. Cat on guard up above. Tomorrow I will prep the pots on the roof for cool weather leaves.

5 comments:

  1. Hey, Storbie - isn't your "cheeseometer" working?

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  2. Figure in doorway suggests Vince's cheese-ometer is working just fine.

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  3. Marie, your rooftop looks like my large asphalt driveway filled with containers of veggies and flowers. Very inspiring. Thank you for your great blog.Rennie in Florida.

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  4. With Storbie there, it looks like a peaceable kingdom. We'll just ignore earthquakes and hurricanes and focus on the lush greenery.

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  5. It is unbelievable what you have done with this place. Very inspiring! I will come more often to see your beautiful photos:))

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