Archive for November, 2011
This post is in honor of the letter “D” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more delicious “D” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
One morning last spring, I woke to this:
So I decided to try and find out what phenomena might cause such a beautiful gift…
Inquiring minds want to know…
Wikipedia (another beautiful gift) says:
In a so-called “primary rainbow” (the lowest, and also normally the brightest rainbow) the arc of a rainbow shows red on the outer (or upper) part of the arc, and violet on the inner section. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted then reflected once in droplets of water. In a double rainbow, a second arc may be seen above and outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed (red faces inward toward the other rainbow, in both rainbows). This second rainbow is caused by light reflecting twice inside water droplets. The region between a double rainbow is dark, and is known as “Alexander’s band” or “Alexander’s dark band”. The reason for this dark band is that, while light below the primary rainbow comes from droplet reflection, and light above the upper (secondary) rainbow also comes from droplet reflection, there is no mechanism for the region between a double rainbow to show any light reflected from water drops.
Cool, huh?Posted in She Shoots | 30 Comments »
Linking up to Jenny Matlock to give thanks. For more thankful posts, please click here
A few things I am thankful for:
1. The beautiful Pink Lady apples I found today to make a pie for my grandchildren.
2. My old truck that just keeps on truckin….
3. I am thrilled that my local appliance store could deliver my new refrigerator today when my old one died a few days before Thanksgiving!
4. My friends and family, adopted and biological…always…
5. My job that allows me to take care of me and mine.
6. The crab apples my neighbor let me harvest from her tree.
7. My neighbors, I love them!
8. On line shopping.
9. My mountains. They inspire me every single day.
10. You! You all bring so much friendship and joy to my life…
RMWPosted in She Loves | 19 Comments »
This post is in honor of the letter “C” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more curious “C” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
So, what do you do when you are craving tomatoes and the only tomatoes available are kind of sad and flavorless
Ask Ina, of course! Ta da! Ina Garten’s roasted caprese will rock your winter tomato eating world
12 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 t sugar
Kosher salt and pepper from the mill
16 ounces buffalo mozzarella
12 basil leaves, julienned
Preheat oven to 275 degrees
Start by washing, halving and scooping the tomatoes
Drizzle with olive oil
garlic, sugar salt and pepper
roast for two hours and then let cool to room temperature
slice the mozzarella
layer with the tomatoes on a plate
top with the basil, sprinkle a little more olive oil on the top with some salt and pepper
Serve as an appetizer or salad with a glass of Pinot Noir…
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