Flowers And Flours

We had an early morning visit from this wee beastie …

A Mistress of Camouflage

A Mistress of Camouflage

I took it as a sign that it was high time I did a bit of flower-gazing. Since it started to warm up the wildflowers around these here parts blossomed overnight. Much to the delight of all the pollinators who’ve been patiently waiting for them.

We are surrounded by the most delicate of wild rose bushes. They flower in a day and the next day the petals have fallen to the ground, but while they’re here they are a delight to see …

Intermingled with the roses were these little ‘five-leaf-clover-ish beauties …

A Five-Leaf-Clover-ish – on a stem, on a bush

A Five-Leaf-Clover-ish – on a stem, on a bush

… and these Magenta Two-Toes …

Magenta Two-Toes ... I have no idea of the names of any of these flowers so I’m making them up as I go along ... as usual

Magenta Two-Toes … I have no idea of the names of any of these flowers so I’m making them up as I go along … as usual

The RV/camping spaces behind us have been left to their own devices and this is the result …

A field of pollinator’s dreams

A field of pollinator’s dreams

Close-ups …

Daisies being pushed by the breeze

Daisies being pushed by the breeze

(Pushing Daisies – greatest 2-season TV show, ever!)

Dandy-Lions getting up close and personal

Dandy-Lions getting up close and personal

Dandy-Lions after too much sun

Dandy-Lions after too much sun

When you stare at the fruit and the fruit stares back …

Wot ch’oo lookin’ at?

Wot ch’oo lookin’ at?

It grows on this bush, and I have absolutely no idea what it is …

Probably best not to know

Probably best not to know

What about this one. An Elven hat-rack perhaps?

Elf hats – cheaper by the dozen

Elf hats – cheaper by the dozen

Self-explanatory …

I hope, because I have no idea, except that it’s not a wildflower

I hope, because I have no idea, except that it’s not a wildflower

-oOo-

In the film ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, Will Ferrell’s character brings the woman he’s courting, played to perfection by Maggie Gyllenhaal, a ‘box of flowers’, which turns out to be a box of flours. (the entire movie is worth a watch, or in my case, several re-watches, but that moment struck a chord with me)

When I was thinking of a title for this post which is a collection of photos of flowers and Mrs Widds latest baking effort, (she is pleased, and like all artists – if you think bread-baking isn’t an art then you’ve never made it from scratch – she’s very hard to please when it comes to her own creations) that scene came to mind, because the main ingredient in bread is, of course, flour …

The buns in the foreground were dipped in melted butter and maple syrup before being baked – divine!

The buns in the foreground were dipped in melted butter and maple syrup before being baked – divine!

Fresh bread burgers for dinner … (with potato salad on the side)

Bread this fresh is notoriously hard to cut evenly. I’m rather proud that they all look like decent slices

Bread this fresh is notoriously hard to cut evenly. I’m rather proud that they all look like decent slices

-oOo-

May your wildflowers bloom and grow, bloom and grow for ever, and your bread slices never be too thin.

The Adventure continues.

34 comments on “Flowers And Flours

  1. love the idea of coating the buns with maple syrup and as far as cutting the bread,use an electric and it’ll slice it so thin you’ll be able to see through it!

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  2. Lovely – bread and flowers. Hope you’re having some relaxation and some fun, finally.

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  3. Good to see you settling in so well to your new life. Fun captions

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  4. A delightful post, Widds… This really is what it’s all about and I am so happy for you both!

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  5. Those berries? I think bears like them. Just saying.
    The bread and buns look great!

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  6. TanGental says:

    lovely; methinks the moth is the peppered moth – it would be in the UK and it looks like you guys have your own version; nice to know nature is battering away at your door. And the bread…. oh heck…

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  7. quiall says:

    A field of flowers is like the earth is smiling. Now freshly baked bread to me is cathartic and tasty!

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  8. Ian Hutson says:

    You can’t beat the aroma of fresh bread. It’s primal.

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  9. acflory says:

    I haven’t got a clue what the names of those flowers are either, but it doesn’t matter as I won’t be able to unremember the elven hat stands. As for the bread, I would kill to be able to bake bread like that!

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  10. alisendopf says:

    I am so impressed that you’ve taken on baking bread in a camper. Well done! As you move locations, elevation and humidity will also change, making the bread making process that much more difficult. It’s a labour of love but worth it to eat well.

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  11. alisendopf says:

    Interesting. I didn’t know that. I’m also not a coffee drinker but I’ll keep it in mind when taking people up into the mountains.

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