Saturday, 12 January 2008

Another cheese update, Weather Report and Garden Art

Brie Update II
After being left to ripen for 2 days, the brie finally started to show signs of letting itself go, and by last night, I felt it was finally relaxed enough to be frozen. Here is how it looked:

Clearly more soft and squidgey, so I wrapped each piece up in cling film and froze them all. Sometime soon, I'll defrost one of them and see how it tastes.

Nice Weather for Ducks
We've had a lot of rain the last few days, and even a bit of snow last night. Not much, but some of it settled on the windscreen of my car, and there were bits of it in the grass this morning. Yesterday afternoon, though, we got rain and sun at the same time, a classic combination to produce one of these........

I still get a thrill each time I see a rainbow!
And an even bigger thrill when I get to shoot one with my lovely camera!

Lazy Gardener's Artiness
When I went to the Chelsea Flower Show last year, one of the gardens on display had paving stones with moss imported to the show and inserted in the cracks between the slabs. This was all the excuse I needed to stop clearing out the moss in the cracks and leaving nature to take its course. This is gardening as I like it: namely, lazy.

By this time last week, I was congratulating myself on how nice (and arty) it looked with cushiony moss inside the cracks softening the hardness of the stones. Then we had a terrific hailstorm a few days ago, and when I looked at my patio in the cold light of day, this is what I found:

This is a close-up of just one small slab. There's a lot more mess where that came from! There are displaced bits of moss all over the place.


Dawn said...

I love cheese! You will have to tell us how it taste after it is frozen. I love rainbows !

You are right, that slab does look like a mess. I like the photo of it before.

I hope you have a good night !! :)

Betty said...

Beautiful rainbow, Dabrah.

I hope you are having a good weekend.

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Karen H. said...

Good Evening Dabrah,
I can't wait till you let us know how the Cheese taste's. I sure would love to be able to try some Brie Cheese. The Rainbow is beautiful. "THANK YOU" for sharing such a beautiful Rainbow. I love the moss coming up between the Stones. Sorry the hailstorm messed it up tho. Maybe it won't take too much to get it all straightened out. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Sally said...

Wow, that was quite a moment capturing the beautiful rainbow. Great job!!

I've been reading some of your articles; you have a great talent! :)

Donna said...

Never knew the proper way to eat Brie!! Thanks for the lesson!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

When you decide to deffost the cheese, give me a shout, I'll be over with a packet of biccies.
Oh, almost forgot... and the merlot.