Friday, September 20, 2013

Love in a Mist


I purchased a dried flower bouquet several years ago that was full of Love in a Mist pods. I didn't know what they were at the time, but over the past winter I happened across them in a floral book and once identified, they went to the top of my seed list, which lead to my over producing flower garden this year. So successful it is that I have plans for expansion next year but I haven't fully divulged this plan to the Artist however. Let's just keep it a secret between us, for now, okay?

I met Michael Pollan last weekend. Nearing the front of the line, my knees began to shake a little. When my turn approached, he greeted me with a warm hello and a large smile, and as I put my books in front of him, I blurted, "This is better than meeting Bono!" Then I quickly realized, that perhaps it might sound as if I had indeed, at some point in my life, actually met Bono, which, for the record, I have not. That's more than okay though, because I've met Michael Pollan, champion for the environment and fixing our broken food system and much to the likely dismay of the lady running the book signing line, my copy of Cooked received a personal dedication.

I went to a meeting of a local camera club this week. I expected a handful of people, the church basement where they meet was overflowing. Large groups really aren't my thing, but photography, on the other hand, is. I'm still not certain which way this will go.

I am in the midst of canning mayhem. My tomatoes were late to ripen this year, and yields are slightly lower, but there is still plenty of sauce to be made. Better too much than not enough, I say but I'm also hoping to hang up my canning lids for a while....

....because the first load of wood was delivered this week. Enough said.

~Happy Friday Friends!

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16 comments:

Stephanie said...

That's a gorgeous plant and I love the name. I have never seen it before but now I want them too.

Lynne said...

Stunningly beautiful photo Andrea . . .

Monkeywrangler said...

What a great photo! I which I had your eye for it...

visiting from SRJ and R5F.

Vic303

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

Gorgeous photo! :)

Buttons said...

Oh Andrea this is so exciting and Bono reference I must say is funny:)
I am so happy you found a photography club be it crowded your photography is wonderful Leo and I should go join one someday.
Your photography is stunning and I am sure you can teach some tricks of your own. Hope to meet again sometime when I get back up that way, life is so busy I know you understand that one:) Take care have fun with tomatoes. Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

happy fall to you!

Karen said...

That is a gorgeous photo!

Kerri Farley said...

A beautiful image....and I'm right there with you on the crowd thing... not my scene either!

augcott said...

Beautiful photo!!!!
I'll have to look up that flower!

Candy C. said...

What a beautiful photograph!!
You made me laugh with your Michael Pollan story! How neat to get your books signed.
I'm glad you got enough tomatoes to can, it seems to have been a wonky weather year for them.

Veronica Roth said...

That reminds me, I brought some Nigella form Kew in London and planted it here in Vancouver. I know, my bad, but it worked and now I have had the plant self seed for a couple of years. Oh, and don't talk to me about preserving nightmares. :) Have a happy weekend.

Sharon said...

Your photo is so lovely and peaceful. Just beautiful! I hope the camera club works out well for you!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

What a beautiful photo! Hello. New follower of your blog via Pinterest. I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-week-52-one-year.html


I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

Nancy said...

Love in the mist has such a unique bloom and name == mine comes back every year and I just love it.

I hear you on the canning -- I had one day of it and I'm hoping I'm done. Such a frickin' mess -- but worth it. :)

Crowds not my thing either, neither are clubs -- but I have pondered looking for some photo group around here. Hope it goes well for you.

becky3086 said...

Mine were 4 o'clocks. Saw them in my neighbors garden and just had to have them. I still love them even though they have taken over the flower bed (I just made more). How I would love to meet Michael Pollen! Such an intelligent man!
I will be canning potatoes today. It has been a while since I canned anything and need to get back to it. I miss having good ingredients to work with.

Michelle said...

Fantastic photo! Can't believe you met Mr. Pollan.....I am a tad bit jealous !