My sister Laurie, her daughter Elle, and our friend Clara came to spend Sunday here at the farm. We had a lovely day picking sunflowers, zinnias, and basil out of the our garden, eating lunch, making pesto and just relaxing in the gorgeous almost fall weather. We may not be growing our giant sunflower field along the road but I have a garden full of successively planted blooms that have been stuffed in vases all through the house since August.
While we were picking basil, we discovered two cauliflower romanesco amongst the jungle of garden plants all trying to set seed before fall kicks in. This really is one of the most interesting veggies out there. When you look close, it is like an entire village could reside in its curves and folds. Reminds me of a Dr. Seuss landscape. For all you color junkies, do you see that little bit of contrasting purple at the top left of the photo. See how nature just really knows how to do color.
It is going to be all I can do to cut this thing up and roast it but I will. Amazingly beautiful vegetable. Tasty too!
On Sunday, the lead house feature over on the Houzz website weekly newsletter was our farmhouse. How very exciting for me and Rikki Snyder, the photographer. Check out the article and all the wacky comments. People really feel strongly yay or nay about the house, my colors, and collections. It's turning a bit nasty as the comments chug on. I have never been involved in such an on-line conversation. I'm not actually involved, just looking in. I am amazed at the stuff people will say about someone else's taste when their identity isn't really traceable. At least people are commenting. Good thing I have thick skin and just love our house, what I have collected, my hobbies, and colors.
On the yarn front, hop on over to the Classic Elite blog. There is a new interview with me there and some of the questions are those that I have never answered here. There is also a new free downloadable pattern for a Color By Kristin Fair Isle Cosy for your tablet gizmo available from Classic Elite.