Thursday Travels: Goodbye Laverty FallsPosted: September 13, 2012
Seated on a rock, having a snack, and listening to the falls, M and I stayed a while. When I finished my snack, I moved around, taking a lot of different photos of rocks, the water, and the falls. Someday (perhaps in the winter) I’ll have time to play with them. In the meantime, I’ll show a few, looking downstream from the waterfall.
Yesterday was a bit of a canning disaster. I spent about five hours peeling and cutting up tomatoes, and didn’t have much to show for it in the end. Three quarts of diced tomatoes. That’s a lot of time and effort for three quarts. I ended up taking the remaining tomatoes and running them through the Victorio food strainer. That yielded two gallons of tomato sauce which I will either can or freeze today.
Probably freeze. I’m not happy with the canning process at the moment.
I’ve been preserving tomatoes via the canning process for years. I should have it down pat by now. Anyone watching me yesterday would have thought it was my first stab at it. So much for seeing through new eyes. lol!
Ah well. I’ll try again this weekend. I’ll have more tomatoes to process and preserve. The harvest has been good this year.
It’s time to leave Laverty Falls and make our way back through the woods to where we started. M and I originally planned to make a loop of it by adding on another trail, but we spent so much time enjoying the waterfalls that we decided to go back the way we came.
Loops are nice, but I also enjoy re-covering old ground. You get a different perspective on the way back, seeing things you might have missed on the way there.
There were a lot of exposed tree roots on the trail (as you might have noticed last week). I’m fascinated with them, and with the way a tree will spread its roots just about anywhere.
That’s it for today’s chapter of Thursday Travels. Thanks for joining me on my time travels back to the Canadian Maritimes.
It’s quite warm here in the Bogs. The weather folks are advising us to enjoy this warm day because it could be the last for a while.
I like the looks of the 10-day forecast. Lots of low 70s and upper 60s for highs, and plenty of sunshine once this next front moves through tomorrow. Good weather for hiking and walking. Speaking of which, are you ready for the group blog walk?* I’m thinking the week of October 8th-14th will be good. Will that work for you? If it looks like the weather is going to start heating up again, we can always change the dates.
It’s back to the kitchen for me. Tomatoes and peppers await. Thanks again for stopping by. Can I tempt you into helping me with the canning and freezing? I’ll send you home with some of what we preserve so you can enjoy the harvest of summer in winter, too. Not tempting enough? How about dinner on the deck when we finish? A bottle of wine? Chocolate? (Can you tell I need an extra pair of hands? lol!)
Today’s joys: The scent of tomatoes cooking; a good sharp knife for cutting peppers; the buzz of the honeybees in the goldenrod; one last dragonfly hanging around the pond; the feel of the morning dew on my bare feet; lunch with M; watching the small, day to day, changes around Breezy Acres.
Breaking News: Frank at A Frank Angle will be celebrating a milestone this weekend beginning on Saturday. If you have the time, stop by and say hello over the weekend. I hear there will be food, beverages, and lots of entertainment. Frank usually has something for everyone.
More Breaking News: My blog and photography have been featured over at Deaf Pagan Crossroads. Thank you so much, Osh! Your post is a lovely surprise, and I’m honored that you featured me.
*If you’re not sure what I’m going on about, see this post. Basically, take a walk during the dates we decide on, blog about it, and I’ll write up a post with links to all the walks, similar to what Karma does for her photo hunts. Pick your challenge (I’ll be walking a 10k), take a leisurely stroll, or ride your bike (I believe one or two of those interested mentioned bike riding).
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