Sunday, June 21, 2009
Soda fired bowl
Here's one of my fish design bowls from this latest firing.
We decided to make yesterday a play day. Our first stop was the Farmers market in town where I got some home made Cherry jam, pickled 3 bean salad, and a banana nut bread which we'll have with boiled eggs this morning. After that we drove up to Roan Mt to see the rhododendrons. It's a good thing we did because they're starting on the down side of their peak blooming; but still going strong enough to see a lot of color. We forgot to bring jackets and the heavy fog made it too uncomfortable to walk around too long, and the crowds were huge, so we decided to cut our visit short with the intent of going back in another day or two.
As we were driving down the mountain, we decided to drive to Spruce Pine and try the 50's style drive in for lunch. Jim had seen their sign for Philly cheese steaks and wanted to give it a try. The food wasn't great, or bad; but it was fun sitting in the car and eating while the 50's and 60's music was piped in.
Needless to say, I didn't get in any garden time in the heat of the afternoon, but I will this morning. It's going to be a bit cooler today than yesterday so I should be able to get a couple of hours in this morning. We had a strong storm come through again yesterday so I've got to put down more blood meal to keep the bunnies away.
We're planning a lazy Sunday afternoon reading the Sunday papers, and later I'm going to get the barbecue going for the nice steaks I'm making for Jim's Father's day dinner.