In Bloom Now

March 9th, 2014

LC Rojo (C. Aurantiaca x L milleri):

c aurantiaca x c milleri ~ LC "rojo"

c aurantiaca x c milleri ~ LC “rojo”

And, one of its parents (not its actual parents, but one of its parents of the same breeding), the C. Aurantiaca:

C. Aurantiaca

C. Aurantiaca

I have been working on the patio to get everything ship shape.  It’s a slow thing.  Since Blonde Mom has been sick, the orchids have suffered.   Must get them back in shape.  And replant my herb garden.

All is well.

~ Blonde Gator

 

Merry Christmas 2013!

December 24th, 2013

Gator Christmas Tree

~ Blonde Gator

“It’s SOOOO Cheesy!”

September 24th, 2013

That was the response when I fed the kindergartener my homemade spinach & mushroom lasagna.  Not bad for a little kid, who generally prefers red sauce and is a super sausage fiend.  He was so sweet…”you’re a really good cooker”….and of course, the reply is “well, you’re a REALLY good eater!”.  (No kidding, he ate 3x an adult portion, LOL!!!!).

Spinach Lasagna done

 

I read a couple of different recipes (Emeril, Tyler, Food Network, AllRecipes), and did a combination, per the usual.  My final recipe is here.

Do give it a try, it is spectacular.  The roasting of the mushrooms, and really squeezing the moisture out of the spinach gives it a beautiful texture.  Plus, how can you beat spinach, baby bellos, and 4 cheeses?  Not even my Gators can do that!

~ Blonde Gator

Hello World

September 1st, 2013

My internet pal the Wrathful Brunette sent me a small cattleya seedling last year for my birthday, it was probably about two to three years old.  After hanging out on my patio for the last sixteen months, it is a now a “first bloom seedling”….and is she ever a beauty!

Blc. Krull's Lemonade "Sunshine"

Blc. Krull’s Lemonade “Sunshine”

Enjoy!

~ Blonde Gator

Honorary Mr. 2 Bits

September 1st, 2013

Errict Rhett, Gator Great.

See the story of the Mr. 2 Bits Tradition, here.  It’s a fine one!

We got off to a reasonable start of the season, not bad, but no esophogheal spasms, either.  GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Blonde Gator

A New Season Begins

August 27th, 2013

I can’t wait!

Gator Sunset

With thanks to CDGator….

~ Blonde Gator

A Woman’s Right to Choose

June 12th, 2013

Woman's Right to Choose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What else needs to be said?

~ Blonde Gator

A Reading Companion to the Obama Gaffe List

June 12th, 2013

And far, far longer than the original Handy Reference Guide to Obama’s Gaffes and Goofs.

Lies told by Obama.  (h/t upcountrywater).  All linked and pretty, it even has pictures!

And just because I like things to be neat, tidy, and COMPLETE, here are another two sources of Obama’s lies, courtesy of Lambchopstix (stratmant):

Bet you can’t scroll all the way to the end.

~ Blonde Gator

[Edited to add additional links]

Try Not to Laugh

May 26th, 2013

I know Kevin Spacey is a great actor, but I had no idea he did such fabulous imitations.  Enjoy!

I’m not sure which one is my favorite.  Yours?

~ Blonde Gator

Surfing Killer Whales ~ Part Deux

May 9th, 2013

Holy Canoli, Batman!!!! This time with a video…..

The excitement in the voices on the boat…..can you imagine the shock and awe?!?!

Enjoy.

~ Blonde Gator