|Tres Leches Cake|
First of all, thank you, everyone, for your birthday wishes! They truly made my birthday feel extra special! I'm sure you will all approve of the fact that celebrations continued, today, as well! LOL.
Since I couldn't sleep in, yesterday, I slept in, this morning, instead! Then, I had half of a scone for my brunch, along with a serving of the beans I had prepared, earlier!
It was another sunny, gloriously warm (a high of 96F!) day, today! Since I love warm weather, it was absolutely perfect!
In the afternoon, I replied to blog comments, visited a few blogs, and checked on the garden. M came to tend to the garden in the afternoon and he brought me the tres leches cake, pictured above, to celebrate my birthday! He brought one for my daughter, too! So very kind and considerate of him! I served him one of the birthday scones and he enjoyed that very much.
Today, I asked M to harvest the last watermelon (Baby II) that was growing in the garden; it wasn't quite ripe, but, the leaves had all died and the vine had dried up.
The slice of watermelon pot holder next to the plate is something I crocheted after seeing something similar in a magazine! I didn't have a pattern to follow, so, just crocheted a round and folded it in half; I probably shouldn't have increased the outer rounds quite as much as I did, because, it made a crescent shaped slice of watermelon! Oops!
I cut the watermelon we picked today and shared a slice with M - it was sweet, but, could have ripened a bit more!
The watermelon was not the only fruit we harvested from the garden, today! The pineapple guava (feijoa) tree had only a few guavas, this year (nothing like the abundant crop we had a couple of years ago), but, we were able to pick some of the fruit that had fallen:
|Pineapple Guava (Feijoa)|
I've been noticing a brave squirrel visiting the garden, recently, and now I know why - there was a partially eaten guava on the ground! I love squirrels and for years, I've mourned the fact that the garden cats have kept the squirrels away! But, this particular squirrel is very brave (or foolhardy!) I watched him scampering around the garden, yesterday, stopping for a drink of water from the cats' bowl, watched by three pairs of cat eyes, until, finally, Snowball gave chase and the other two cats joined her! But, squirrel escaped and ran up the telephone pole at the end of the garden! Today, I watched him as he returned to the garden and checked the mango plants, etc. This time, Snowball just watched him, but, when the squirrel saw Snowball, he scampered up the curry leaf tree and ran! There is at east one more guava left on the tree for him to eat, if he likes.
|More Fresh, Ripe Guavas|
There are two types of guavas in this bowl - some are white inside and the others are pink; the pink ones are sweeter.
|Passionfruit Vine Cuttings Kept to Root|
You are supposed to strip most of the leaves from the cuttings before dipping the ends of the cuttings in the rooting hormone and potting them up. I took most of the leaves and kept them in a bowl of water to keep them fresh. Then, today, I took the leaves out of the water:
|Shredded Passionfruit Leaves|
|Passionfruit Leaf Mallung|
- M tending to the garden and bringing me a dessert to help celebrate my birthday
- Watermelons and guavas from the garden
- Daughter making my Covid booster shot appointment for me
- The lovely warm weather