Sunday, September 09, 2007

Quiet Sunday

Today was a quiet day. After our walk, we went in to town to do our grocery shopping and picked up the ingredients for our Marseilles Stew - fish, shrimp, mussels, tomatoes, fennel, leeks, onion, garlic, saffron, white wine and clam juice. This is a photo of last year's stew as today's isn't finished yet. I'll post another pic on a later blog.

This is a picture of the Joe Pye Weed I've been bragging on. I have no idea who that little old lady in the picture is, '-), but I know she's about 5 feet tall, so you can see how big the plant is.

Spike seems to be enjoying his new window box. I caught a pic of him right after a rousing fight with his catnip pillow. I would like to think he's showing his affection for the window seat, however, I think he's just snockered from the catnip!

I also played with my camera, specifically with the video portion. I uploaded it to YouTube, but as Zoey of Perennial Passion blog pointed out, it takes FOREVER to upload a one minute video, so I don't think I'll be doing one very often. Anyway, here is a one minute view of the flowers on my deck.


Zoey said...

Wow, Giddy, that Joe Pye is HUGE!

Loved the video. Your fountain area is just beautiful. I don't remember seeing that arbor there before.

I think YouTube is easier to use than the new blogger video service. I've been trying all day to upload one small video on blogger. I finally gave up after three aborted attempts.

Sandy said...

I like quiet Sundays! Loved the tour of your deck and all your flowers. You don't have an southern accent, I thought for sure you would.

Have fun with that new camera. I know it will get lots of use.

Giddy said...

Zoey, thanks for the heads up on the blogger video. Like I said, if it takes that long, I doubt I'll be posting many to the blog.

Sandy, Ah kin git out mah suthun aksent if I need to, but Ah only do it fer turists! '-)

Kerri said...

Mmmm, that Marseilles Stew sounds wonderful! We'd be hard pressed to get seafood as fresh as yours. I don't even bother to try around here. Compared to Australian seafood it's just too much of a letdown.
Wow, that Joe Pye Weed is enormous! It grows pretty tall in some places around here, but I don't remember seeing it that tall.
I'm impressed with your building skills. Spike's window box is super duper! He's such a lucky cat :)
Loved your video. What a pretty deck you have with the fountain and all the flowers...and squirrels :) Have fun with that new camera!!

Sissy said...

the next time you are feeling "techy", get a firewire. It will make those uploads a lot faster!! Video is a lot bigger than still shots and the firewire will make it go quicker than the USB wires that came with your camera!

Jen said...

I love this blog, and I hope to see more videos of your gorgeous deck and beautiful views! Maine is one of the prettiest places on earth, I think of it as my second home state!

kris said...

Hi Giddy - I loved your video! Your deck and gardens are lovely - it was fun to hear the fountain in the background. The Joe Pye is the tallest I've seen - totally cool. And the water view is stunning - I love water!!

I used the blogger service to upload my video - the first one seemed to load okay, but when I tried to do a second one, it ran for hours and I finally stopped it. I'm going to look into the firewire Sissy commented on!

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Your place looks fabulous.

and that "old lady" by the Joe Pye flowers looks like a little girl to me. Cute.