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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wordless Wednesdays; Still Blooming

44 Nibbles:

Alida said...

I love your photos especially the freshly picked walnuts. I used to pick them in Italy as a child. They are so good when they are homegrown!

Nee said...

Good morning Louise , Wordless Wednesday is gorgeous as usual , needs no words , thanks for sharing :).

Kitchen Riffs said...

Great pictures! I do love your Wordless Wednesday feature - loads of fun. Thannks.

Dottie said...

Dear Louise, I love to see your Wordless Wednesdays. Your photos are so beautiful and full of colors. I also enjoyed seeing the fresh picked walnuts. You would never believe that they come from that outside shell. Thanks for sharing..Blessings, Dottie :).

Ginger Knox said...

Your garden is so beautiful. My mother in law had a black walnut tree. Created my favorite cake in the world.
Great photos, xoGinger

lisa is cooking said...

Your garden looks like a lovely mix of summer and fall! Love all those colors.

Linda said...

So....a gardener and a chef!!!
Awesome!
Love the Zinnia....or is it a Dahlia??....must grow some next year....sigh....
Tweeking my Pasta post...not sure if I know how to link it up to you...how pathetic am I ???.don't answer that!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Marjie said...

Oh, I love your rose. Our colors are just starting here, too, but I had to honor Dictionary Day, mentioned in your last post, for this Wordless Wednesday. Hope you survived the soakings last week; Cass in Harrisburg said the hospital called her in for 3 extra shifts because others couldn't get through the water!

Juliana Levine said...

Absolutely stunning these pictures...everything so crisp and pretty...love it!
Louise, thank you so much for the nice words...this all it is a learning process for me...and I really appreciate the support that you give me.
Have a great week :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Ah, autumn, gorgeous autumn! Wonderful pictures that brighten my day.

cheers,

Rosa

Blond Duck said...

Looks so pretty!

I Wilkerson said...

You know my daughter and I encountered black walnuts in their husks all over the ground on a walk Monday and had to go to the Internet to figure out what they were! Your yard is so beautiful still!

Catherine said...

Dear Louise, Such beautiful pictures. I am fascinated with the fresh walnuts! Blessings dear and always in my prayers. Catherine xo

Shirley Tay said...

It's always nice to see the four seasons, unlike living in a tropical country like Singapore; it's greenery all year round. Lol!

Sokehah Cheah said...

I love the flowers in your garden and it's the first time I'm seeing fresh walnuts. Forgot to let you know this post re Korean Bulgogi sauce http://cheah2009.blogspot.com/2013/05/korean-spicy-pork-bulgogi.html

Barbara said...

There was a black walnut tree in our neighborhood and my mother made us pick them all up (they are a royal pain to get at the meat) and then she'd make the most divine cake. Also...saw the Two Fat Ladies making something with pickled walnuts. Always wanted to try those. Perhaps you could try that?

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Alida. Walnuts are a lot of work to clean and prepare but I've heard they are definitely worth all the work. Hopefully, I will feel really ambitious one day and give them a try.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Nee, thank you. I'm liking Wordless Wednesdays too:)

Gloria Baker said...

all look beautiful Louise! but I love the birds eating so cute!!!!
(I think I will post and mail you my pasta Friday night, I mail you)
xo

Geraldine Saucier said...

Beautiful pictures. How wonderful having your own walnut tree:)

grace said...

i was so surprised when i saw shelled walnuts for the first time. so ugly, so delicious. :)

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Louise,
I'm practically drooling over those walnuts!!! I'm so green with envy! :)
You have a beautiful garden!

ivy sew said...

Hi Louise, your garden is so beautiful and you are not only a good cook but also a good photographer and you have green fingers too! This is really wonderful. Have a great day ahead :)

Blond Duck said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Marjie said...

I made one pasta dinner for you! Maybe more will come by the end of this weekend. Of course, the book sale and pretty weather might interfere, too.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Such beautiful shots to savor - enjoy the lovely weather while it lasts, Louise!

Liz Berg said...

Such gorgeous photos! I have walnuts in my yard and the trees are starting to share their reds and yellows. Happy weekend!

Anne Regalado said...

Louise , this the the first time that I've seen walnut in its full glory , never thought of googling it before ugh ! Such a bountiful garden , I could live in there happily er as long as there's wifi ?! lol

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks John. I really can't take the credit for Wordless Wednesdays. I don't know who started it but I think it's a GREAT idea!

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you Dottie. I've been enjoying Wordless Wednesdays too. I'm glad you and others are also.

I have grown to appreciate the walnut on a totally different level after picking these. There's a huge amount of work involved with cleaning them and curing them. Unbelievable!

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Ginger. I hope I get around to making something walnutty, lol...

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Lisa:)

~~louise~~ said...

Neither, Linda:) Yes that is a Dahlia. It took forever to open but it sure was worth it! Let me know when that pasta post is done and I will help you if you need to figure it out.

~~louise~~ said...

We missed that soaking Marjie. It doesn't surprise me about Cass. I heard Harrisburg was inundated with rain and floods. Thanks for the shout out for Dictionary Day. You sure do have a lot of dictionaries, lol...

Pam said...

I would love to have a walnut tree! All we have is hickory!

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you Juliana. I do hope you are able to work things out. You will be missed:) Please keep in touch...

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you so much Rosa. You are so inspiring:)

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks duckie:)

~~louise~~ said...

Black walnuts are a ton of work to clean and shell, Inger. The dye is wicked and very difficult to get off. Black walnuts need their own space to grow also. They can be toxic to other plants as well as the flower and vegetable garden. I was warned NOT to put the shells in the compost pile!

~~louise~~ said...

Ever since I moved to PA I've been wanting to get my hands on some walnuts, Catherine. Now that my hands are streaked with walnut dye, I think I would much rather leave the shelling and cleaning up to Diamond! Thank you so much for all your prayers. Michele is on the mend and getting back to her amazing self:)

Tina said...

What a beautiful yard. You must have such pleasure spending time with so many lovely flowers and trees. Gorgeous.
Bet you are starting to get some cooler temps there in PA!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Thanks for the kind words...

Have a lovely Sunday.

Cheers,

Rosa

Amelia said...

Hi Louise, very spectacular pictures and beautiful flowers. First time I see fresh walnuts. :))
Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend.

~~louise~~ said...

Greenery is a good thing too Shirley. Does that mean you don;t have snow either?