Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Last August – photo redux

I’ve been having an issue with the USB device for my external hard drive. And now that I think of it, it was acting up a little even before I got the new laptop. I thought I had it figured out over the weekend, as it was working just fine; but tonight it once again decided not to be recognized by the computer.

It wasn’t until I shut the laptop down, did a voodoo chant over the Maxtor hard drive, powered the laptop up again and voila – it worked.

Because I’m rather tired of it all this evening, and today was the first day back to normal hours after a summer of shortened days at work, I’m especially tired.  So I’m sharing photos that I took at this time last year.

I don’t ever remembering re-posting photos before, so this is a first.

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I know that my long-time readers have seen these already. But maybe you won’t mind for now. The dish at the bottom right is one of my favorite summer salads, [Watermelon, Feta & Olive Salad].

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This year, these are purple.

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I had discovered textures and was having a lot of fun with them.

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And my cosmos were still alive and thriving. This year’s crop didn’t fare so well because of the extreme heat, I guess.

I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining, so I think I need to zip it.

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But just one more before I go . . . this is my favorite iced tea and I’m actually getting really thirsty right now just gazing at it. It’s Bigelow’s Raspberry Tea and the simple recipe follows:

Boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat.

Add 4 raspberry tea bags.

Let steep about 15-20 min.

Add 1 cup sugar (or less) and stir.

Pour into 2 qt. pitcher and add cold water to taste.

It is so refreshing on a hot summer day and perfect to come home to at the end of a long one.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

23 comments:

Deb said...

great photos...glad the vodoo...worked...

Hilary said...

I know the feeling.....I could definitely 'zip it' more often than I do.
Ha!
Some days you just have to take a break.....so posting old pictures is just fine.
And I like the voodoo trick...cool.

Deborah said...

Love the flowers and I will have to try that iced tea...delicious!!!
You're so cute..you make me giggle...
Get some rest, sweet Kate :)

Deborah xo

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Love the iced tea photo - the flowers on the glass and the flowers on the table cloth. Also, now I'm craving iced tea...

snerkology said...

You've probably mentioned it before, but how do you make your mosaics? They're always so lovely!

deborah said...

Lovely photos-crazy about the morning glory! So happy your 'voodoo' worked, and hope you are relaxing this evening.

Gail said...

Beautiful shots and I am headed to the tea jug!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Love the blue morning glory. How do they change color? Soil change?

Mary Lou said...

I love redos....

Jayne said...

Hey, everything old is new again when presented in a different way! I think your mosaic is lovely.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Such lovely images, so vibrant.

I get really ratty if my computer doesn't do as I tell it, my technical ability is rather poor!

CJ xx

A New England Life said...

I'm with Jayne. And besides, I'm sure most people don't remember what you posted a year ago. I can't remember what I posted a year ago! LOL!

Sorry to hear about the long days. Yuk on that!

Jill of All Trades said...

I never get tired of seeing your photos. I just love the morning glory.

Daryl said...

Whenever a PC doesnt recognize an external drive, just reboot .. its possible at some point you disconnected the external 'improperly' (it happens) and after that the PC gets a little lippy about what it sees ... if it wasnt a new PC I would suggest smacking it but ... ;-)

Low Tide High Style said...

I haven't seen any of these photos, so thank you for re-sharing them! The tea sounds yummy, I'll have to look for some at the store so that I can make up a pitcher.

Enjoy your day!

Kat :)

Donna S. said...

What is it? I have been almost lethargic lately. Hot weather has finally eased up....maybe that will help.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv tea. It looks good!

The photos are fantastic. The morning glory is truly amazing.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Your photographs are always a joy to see Kate.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wonderful work as always. I love Love your view.
I m following your blog on FB as well. I have mine there too but no one has said its me. I dont understand . Have to figure it out.
Rest and be well my friend.

Fearless Nester said...

Long days are the perfect time to reflect on some of your beautiful past photography! The part where you decided to just zip it made me smile, you are so cute! ~Lili

Merisi said...

Just love these August memories of yours,
great work!

I hope you are enjoying summer to the fullest,
Merisi

Snappy Di said...

Yummy looking tea and even yummier flower photos! Must try it soon.

Bigelow said...

We agree with Chesapeake Bay Woman ... that iced tea photo is just lovely! So nice to hear that it's Bigelow's Raspberry Tea in there! Thanks for sharing your images and your iced tea recipe.
-Deb for Bigelow Tea