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Monday, July 25, 2011

THE JOYS OF SUMMER

We did get our monsoon rain yesterday evening.  It was the first real pound-down rain of the summer so far.  It poured hard for probably 20 minutes or so before moving off.  The drainage ditch in front of our home was running full.  I went out after the rain stopped and moved some rocks and debris to the side so it would drain better. 

Later - supper.  A plate of cold shrimp I had cooked in the afternoon, good homemade cocktail sauce put together by SWMBO, some warm Brie and crackers, wine and this beautiful relish plate SWMBO created.





I have to admit none of the produce came from our garden this time.  The grocery stores provided all of it.  But it was all very tasty and perfect for a hot summer night.

10 comments:

Lowandslow said...

I'm envious on both counts: the rain and the food, too. Looks delish! :)

S

Catalyst said...

Scott - I'm a true carnivore but seem to have lost my appetite for much meat. It may be the heat.

The Bug said...

We had a rainy weekend (I know, quit bragging), but we didn't eat nearly such a nice meal. That relish plate looks fabulous!

Steve said...

Looks mighty good. I love shrimp.

quilteddogs said...

Wow! That looks great. We left Prescott before the rain came but we sure got it in Phoenix.

Catalyst said...

Dana, Steve and QD - Thanks!

Thérèse said...

The food is certainly more inviting than the monsoon...

Catalyst said...

But Therese, we NEED the monsoon!

Tom Cochrun said...

gorgeous photo of the produce!!

Thérèse said...

It's true but I still stick to my comment!