Great, on a hot summer day.
My DIL on the Log Flume (and various family members)
The Pittsburgh Plunge below
Yes, you get absolutely soaked to the skin.
In February, I’ll be filled with Nostalgia for a vine ripened summer tomato. You can taste the sun. A little salt and freshly ground pepper bring out the flavor.
My sister bought this one at the Union Square market today. Booths were filled with pumpkins, gourds and jugs of apple cider.
There’s no replacement for a summer tomato.
You write the caption……
My good friend and blog follower Bill is on the beat. Again. This time in OIB NC. (That’s Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina.)
This morning he sent me a photo. (He won the caption contest at the local paper recently- got in the newspaper Without dying or getting arrested post.
Since I was on jury duty today all day, it felt good to know I had a guest blogpost at the ready! Thanks Bill. See his photograph below.
And the coincidence is I’d just watched the new version of The Little Prince and was reminded of my favorite quotation.
“Goodbye,” said the fox. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” “What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
After the birthday party (grown up), the nextdoor neighbor kids were playing in the puddles.
There’d been a downpour.
Kids love puddles. They are like magnets to them.
And Laura took this last shot (below) on my phone as she was putting James’ lunch salad together.
Don’t think he was the leaf eater though.
Love to all, near and far.
The fun weekly photo challenge by Michelle W. I should get in the car and head to a local ice cream shop but it’s really humid and hot and we’ve already been out for dinner. Wish I knew the Cherry on Top challenge beforehand but then I remembered a Cherry on Top I photographed six years ago.
The following was posted in May 2010. Since then the Burnt Almond Torte was declared America’s Greatest Cake Here’s the article Thank You, Pittsburgh, For The Greatest Cake America Has Ever Made (By the way, I never saw a cherry on top of a Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte)
And here is the original writing from my May 2010 blog post
Burnt Almond Torte and Copycat Recipe
Different regions prefer certain pastries, baked goods. Burnt Almond Torte is popular in Pittsburgh. I’ve seen it as a wedding cake. tiered! Who brought the recipe here I don’t know but many Pittsburghers LOVE it. I’d never tasted one until we moved here. This one is from the Oakmont Bakery. Joan brought it to dinner one night. We split it three ways. Don’t know who ate the cherry. Not me. But before we devoured it, I photographed it. Here is a link to the Recipezaar Copycat Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte recipe in case you want to have a taste of Pittsburgh Pastry/Dessert. I hear there’s one where chocolate is involved.