Sunday, July 1, 2007

Guardian Angel Moth

Get a load of this moth:

Here is our guardian angel moth. Likes to sit at porch and garage roofs, overlooking his domain....;)

He has been around for weeks. Interesting little bugger (ahem.) See yesterdays post for another pic of him on the garage roof.

I saw the new batch of baby robins yesterday evening! Who'd have thought, in the same nest as the last crew....These new guys are tiny, I got pics today:

The poor birds are freaking out every time firecrackers are blowing off. This town is full of morons. As DH says, "what possible thrill can you get out of it after the first 15 explosions?" These eejits have been doing it for WEEKS.

Okay, I promise to stop whinging about the pyros in the hood. The guardian angel moth really loves to sit in his one corner of the porch roof, and oversee things. He's been around for weeks, and really impressed our guests at DD's going away party!

Look what's sprouting in my makeshift bird-feeder! (Oops)

The birds don't care though, I saw them munching away quietly again today.

This is what I have to do today:

picking black raspberries and currants! Yay...

My garden is still producing nice things, even if it's somewhat neglected! My raspberry canes have not been weeded out, nor have I tied them up this year so I can get to the fruit. I have a feeling I'm gonna be all scratched up after picking frutas today! And my poor currant bush: the heavily laden branch you see is laying horizontally on the ground b/c the fruit is so heavy!!! Got to pick that.

I also have serviceberries coming in. This is a newcomer to my garden, having been planted 2 years ago, and fruited last year first time. I only got about 5 berries last year: I think the birdies beat me to it! Gonna pick me some today!

I love this time of year, I love walking around my yard with a colander, and picking fruits willy-nilly! Love it. Love it. :)

My grapes won't be ready for another month, but look at those clusters......!

Have started in earnest on my Christmas knitting list--soon it will coalesce into who gets what. Must get started knitting, already the year is half over,YIKES!

Today's recipe is one of my favorites! Was given to me by my good friend Sherry, who is an amazing cook. This is so easy and decadent, I feel like a major cheater when I eat this. Mmmmm

Cheese Danish

Makes 8 generous servings!

2 tubes of refrigerator crescent rolls
6-8 oz cream cheese, softened (I prefer 6 oz)
1 egg, divided
1 tsp lemon juice (or Limoncello, Hah!)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Unroll 1 tube of the crescent rolls and pat into the bottom of a 9" x 13" baking dish.
Cream together remaining ingredients except egg white.
Spread over dough in pan. Unroll second tube of crescent dough, and place over the filling.
Brush with the beaten egg white.
Bake at 350* F for 20-25 minutes.
When totally cool, drizzle with glaze (powdered sugar mixed with very small amount water, milk, lemon juice or Limoncello.)

These rock with a cuppa joe....Then you must take a walk or you'll become a fatty!


Opal said...

oh that cheese danish looks sooo good. save some for me! i'm comin' over! ;-)

Aim said...

Opal, I WISH we lived close enough for you to come over--that'd mean I live in Hawaii!!!!! :)