Sunday, February 11, 2007

Cloud over the end of the valley

This morning we woke to wind, so John couldnt go fishing, and a damp and drizzly morning with low cloud obscuring the western end. A tinge of green is showing on the cleared paddocks, the rampart of pines on the right and scrub in the middle.
We had a lovely dinner last night and we managed to sit outside for all of it, although it got a bit cold and jackets were worn towards the end, just as well it wasnt lunch today which had been the original idea.
I made carrot and orange soup which we have never had before and it was delicious, then lamb shanks in chicken and lemon and wine stock with thyme and rosemary, roasted veg and a salad, I forgot to buy beans! Then fresh peaches off our lovely self sown peach tree with cream and or ice cream and cheese if any one was still hungry!
And very good wines. Much easier outside as not such a mess to clean up.

3 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Your landscapes have a clean look about them, a nice sweep of the land.
Yumm. Sounds a lovely dinner. We had a soup to die for last night so I'll try and suss out the recipe somehow. The cook was the son-in-law of our host - a guy from Indonesia.
w.

Julie Oakley said...

I love the soft look of this one. Dinner sounded absolutely delicious.

Tony F said...

Lovely colours and mood Penny. Well done.