Thursday, April 21

Odds & Ends

Colossal Shrimp at Wegman's. I don't know how many you would get per pound, but it wouldn't be many!

In Virginia, on Route 81, enroute from Charleston to Northern Virginia. Spring is barely happening there, but there were beautiful red bud trees, some dogwoods and some forsythia in bloom. Since ours in NC have bloomed and gone, it was nice to see the ones up here. The mountains were beautiful, despite the lack of green.

My excellent mahi mahi, over cauliflower mash, with the tastiest, most tender big asparagus spears I've ever had. Sorry, but I simply HAD to take a few bites before I took the photo.  It came from Sweetwater Tavern in Falls Church, VA. I liked it so much that I went back the next day for lunch (with my cousin Joy) and ate a grilled chicken and havarti sandwich (also very good).

I can't ever recall having blooming roses this early in the season!

This is a small piece of some of the debris we found in our yard after the tornadoes swept through NC last Saturday. It is plastic house siding. The edges are so sharp, that had a human been in the path of it, it could have cut through skin as easily as a knife through warm butter.

9 comments:

Grannymar said...

I'm salivating looking at the food! Glad you made it home safely with no damange.

Tabor said...

I have buds on my roses but they are no where near to blooming for more than a week. I do think that price for shrimp is way out of wack. We can get shrimp cheaper here.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Much YUM, Judy! Those Shrimp are really really Huge! And The Mahi Mahi dinner looks scrumptious.....
What a beautiful area you were in, too....

That piece of sidng looks truly lethal. Very Scary, Indeed!

JeanMac said...

Happy Easter to you and Mr.

Pat said...

In the Uk we used to have three springs. The first here in the SW, the second when we visited my parents in Lancashire and the third when we visited MTL's mother in Scotland.
I must google your meat dish. It looks like it could be pork.

Gilly said...

Those are shrimps???!!! Whatever are your prawns like?? I've never seen anything like those!

And those bits of plastic look lethal - and I bet there were more of them. So glad you are safe.

srp said...

I have a big mauve rose blooming... out front. The front of the house faces east and the roses are protected from most of the north winds and get the morning sun all winter... they always bloom and sprout leaves before the roses in the back. It does seem that most wait until May. I haven't had the chance to get to the botanical garden with all the trips to the ER with my mom. Maybe soon.

We had tornado warnings with that storm and the wind came with a lot of lightening. But, the next morning there were fewer limbs and leaves and small twigs in the yard than with much less severe storms. North of us between here and Williamsburg they did have quite a bit of damage.

Glad your place was safe and you too.

Arkansas Patti said...

Someday I will try mahi mahi. I keep passing it up on the menu.
That piece of house looks lethal. Somewhere, someone has a hole in their house. Hope it is only a hole.
Glad you are back safely.

Granny Annie said...

Well I'm having a Nutella with Orange Marmalade sandwich for my lunch in the car today...so there. (Darn all that looks so yummy!!!)