Our brief interlude of normal weather has ended. The temperature rose during the night. It is now 74° and today will be in the 90's. Still no meaningful rain.
I enjoy bagels for breakfast now and then. I bought a bag of Lender's Bagels several weeks ago. I used to eat them all the time. The first bite and my thought was Wow! these are too salty! I just never noticed before. I did, of course, eat all of them. As Mom always said "waste not; want not".
I have a great recipe for homemade bagels from
Thibault's Table so I made my own and now have my supply in the freezer. I made a few with
Asiago Cheese and sauteed onions rolled inside but I still prefer plain. I haven't mastered the technique of keeping the extras all inside the bagel when I pinch off the blob to make the individual one. Some cheese and onions seems to peek through and bits fall out.
I see I didn't take a picture once they were finished....so here is one where they are waiting to be plopped into the boiling water.
All I accomplished yesterday was my morning tour. The beetles are still here devouring things. I try to knock them off into my coffee can of water where possible. DH said he brushed under an Elm try while clipping the west calf lot yesterday and they swarmed off into the air. I could hear them hitting the siding on the house when I went out! I will be checking the blackberries this morning and intend to pick any I see that are ripe.
A few more daylilies are blooming.
This is a seedling I grew.
and Prairie Blue Eyes,
and last, Double Joann