Supposedly fall is coming, but it doesn't feel like fall lately. Temps on Sunday hit 90*. Our neighbor, Joe, invited us over to pick up some veggies from the last of his garden.
We grabbed those tiny orange tomatoes (I'm completely addicted - they are so fabulous roasted), some potatoes, some green peppers and hot peppers, and a whole bunch of basil.
The double bob sure looked funny loaded down w/ the twins and the basil.
On the walk back (it's 1/2 mile walk), I discovered this guy in the stream next to the road:
I guess he doesn't think he needs to be holing up for the winter yet.
Friend or foe?
I'm not very good with snake identification.
Especially with youngins like this guy.
He sure was mello as I took his picture several times.
I know they have a lot of copperheads on that side of the road, but his head didn't look that pointy to me.
At any rate, I think we both were happy to just admire one another from a healthy distance.
After we got home, I got out the food processor.
Tossed in fresh basil, fresh parmesan, olive oil and garlic.
Alas, I had no pine nuts, but I still whipped up a delicious pesto:
The rest of the basil we froze, and it will be fun to enjoy fresh during the wintry months.
Also, the winner of the Halloween Giveaway is Tiggeriffic. Congrats, Tiggeriffic! And huge thanks to all who entered. I loved reading about all the favorite Halloween costumes.