This is my 33rd I Like Thursday post and that makes me smile. I like the number 3 so this one is twice as happy for me!
Moving right along from the last I Like Thursday post put us on our way to North Carolina from Maryland. On our way we stopped at Oxford NC to see how that town might work out for us should we ever actually decide that we will move. It was very nice and there were some small, outlying towns nearby with some very pretty houses. It's also close to Kerr Lake (or Bugs Island as some call it) which would be very convenient for my fishing hubby.
On to my brother's house for a grand Cinco de Mayo celebration. He started me off with a homemade margarita, chips & salsa, and homemade spicy (from his last year's homegrown chili peppers) cheese dip. Happy Hour was followed up with steak tacos with all the fixings including lettuce from his garden, Spanish rice, and the most delicious black beans I've EVER tasted. I know he had his homegrown cilantro in there but I can't tell you what else. So good and I appreciated that meal very much. I should have taken a picture but my hands were obviously too busy shoving all that deliciousness into my face! Ha!
I toured his garden the next day and, if he ever moves, I know he'll miss all the work he has put into it and will have to start over. I did remember my camera this time!
|Tall plants are cilantro he's letting flower & go to seed for fresh coriander.|
There is squash growing against the side of the house.
|Looking the other way is lettuce, green beans, jalapeno peppers,|
poblano peppers, one chili pepper, okra, and tomatoes.
|Jennifer with her Grandma, Uncle Fred, and Aunt Sue|
|Cake with the twins!|
|Rose bush all filled in and ready to explode with flowers.|
Chairs in the background were picked up for garbage in Mom's subdivision.
I like chairs in the garden for potted plants to sit on and rickety, junky chairs are perfect!
|Salvia but no bees yet|
|Allium blooms against a blue sky.|
|Dusty purple iris blooms outside my basement sewing space window.|
|Bird patio iris bed. One purple iris going strong and tons of yellow buds.|
|I cleaned up this corner of the house a little and set up this|
handy hose holder, which is connected to my rain barrel for easy use.
I like it! It was a Christmas present from my son & daughter-in-law.
|Clue #1 on the left and partial Clue #2 on the right|