May 27, 2009

An Afternoon Walk

Monday afternoon after a lunch of leftover applewood smoked chicken from the night before, potato salad, local sweet fresh clams and oysters on the half shell, corn on the cob and ice tea, two of our guests took naps in loungers under the star magnolia, three went shopping at Trimble's Nursery for plants to take home, Zack and Kenny went downstairs to play video games and I took a walk. I went along side the orchard a half mile and back looking and taking pictures of flowers at the edge of neighboring folks backyards. There is so much beauty there that can't be seen from the road. The sun was warming, not hot, and the flowers smiled.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Mark, that dinner with fresh clams and oysters sounds wonderful. We got alot of seafood while on the NC coast last month--but we can't get it here FRESH.

We grilled some smoked sausage, kielbasa and corn-on-the-cob on Memorial Day. That was good--but not nearly as good as your fresh seafood I'm sure.

Have a great day in your beautiful area of the country.

luvmyboys said...

Your lunch sounds waaaay better than my bowl of pasta salad! LOL!

The pictures of the flowers are stunning. Thanks so much for including the fruits, too. I had never seen the "birth" of apples and grapes before.

MzzLily said...

Wow! The pics are fabulous! Love the dandelion! Love the shadows & woodgrain. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

charmine said...

I saw you at Indra's blog and glad i did,such beautiful pics ,never saw apples like that.

diane said...

Your meal is making my mouth water.
Catching up on your photos:
I have never seen such beautiful flower photos, they put mine to shame. And your yard is so manicured, I'm completely jealous.