Dayle and I ran some errands yesterday and had salads for lunch and were headed home and we passed a nursery and I spied some Iris and we decided to turn around and go see. We found 4 new varieties for our garden! Look at this one, yellow and purple!
This one is eye-catching, orange and purple.
This one is frilly and white with pretty purple markings with a bright orange fuzzy part.
The whole stalk of flowers fell and broke off when Dayle took this out of the car and carried it sideways. So, now it's in a vase on the dining table. These are all really big flowers and really frilly.
I also grabbed two flats of mixed Moss Roses and a hanging basket to plant them in.
These Petunias are in the HUGE hanging basket that Kristi and Travis got me for Mother's Day. Aren't they pretty?
Kristi's mom is an avid vegetable gardener. She was amazed to see these Snow Peas stayed on the vine all winter so she picked a big bucket of them and brought them out to us. Kristi actually shelled all these peas and we had them for dinner last night.
She also dug these potatoes and brought them out, Kristi cooked them up too. I think it is very nice of her to share her garden produce with us!
She also cooked up these pork tenderloins in our Instant Pot, you put onions and sliced apple in with it, the darker part is the apple. It was yummy!
How about some book chat? Claire, from Above The River blog from England told us she'd enjoyed this book, so I bought it on my iPad and am reading it. At first I had trouble getting into it as it's all done in letter correspondence. But I'm totally into it now and it's really good and you learn a LOT of history. Basically it's about a London writer who is corresponding with several people who lived through the war on the island of Guernsey while it was occupied by Germans. I'm only halfway through but can thoroughly recommend this book.
I just finished this one below and it was VERY good.
I haven't started this one yet so I can't tell you how good it is but I just had to tell you the serendipity of how I came to buy this book. Dayle and I were sitting in our booth having our salads yesterday and I mentioned some things about the Guernsey book and a man behind us got up and asked me about the book. I gave him a synopsis and then he told me his sister was an author of books about dragons so I found it on my iPhone in iBooks and bought it. I told him he could tell his sister that he sold one of her books at lunch. LOL! Do you do such impetuous things?
Please keep Kristi in your thoughts and prayers - her mom just picked her up to take her to the hospital for foot surgery. She'll be home later and it will be our turn to take care of her. Travis has taken a week of vacation to help out.
I am not going swimming today as I have contracted Dayle's illness and am coughing badly and feeling fuzzy headed. But I have some email business to take care of so I'll keep busy.. and will have time to crochet! I hope your week is going well. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)