Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Time Outside

Time spent outside is time well spent. When I have finally cleaned up everything that got tossed about during the winter, replant, or plant new stuff in all the containers, I get inspired to spend more time outside.

Now is the time before we get way too hot out on the deck during the summer time. So I come outside and read my book for a while and get a little sun.

Next to the chaise is my new favorite plant, which is a Kaffir Lime, the leaf of which is an essential ingredient in a lot of Thai dishes, including my fave soup, Tom Yum. That and a new lemongrass plant and I'm getting ready to learn how to cook Thai-style.

3 comments:

cara winsor hehir said...

if i lived closer i'd invite myself to supper!
i love the terra cotta fireplace. i've been lusting for one for years now but it is never high enough on the needs/want list to become a reality.
this is just how a baygirl like meself imagines a california patio to look!!!

cara winsor hehir said...

me again!
just noticed that your title area chages bits. i love it!

Dara said...

Julie, Did you get the lime plant at a nursery? I would love to have one, Miranda cooks Thai food a lot and the only source of leaves she's found is 2 hours away in Phoenix. What a lovely outside you have!