Wednesday, October 3, 2007

No Wine For The Time...Being

I have a terrible cold! Yep, so bad that I cannot even taste water! So needless to say, no wine reviews this week till I can get the taste buds back in action again. And well, that goes for cooking anything this week also. I could probably make it look good, but who knows how it would taste! Therefore I am having a "pity party" for myself with lots of juice, not of the grape kind, and soup. I have submerged myself in the comfort of my cookbooks and I know during this down time they will give me much inspiration and wonderful ideas. Therefore, when I have recouped, look out kitchen!

As I was sitting out on the deck in my rocker the other morning trying to get acclimated to being vertical instead of horizontal due to much "laying around" with just me and my cold, I looked up to the right and mother nature gave me a little pick me up of a get well gift. The cactus had the most beautiful bloom emerging from the tippy-top of its head. These blooms only come out in the wee hours of the morning and only have a life of only a few hours. As soon as the sun hits them, they are history. I was fortunate to catch this one early! Such a beauty!

So for the next few days, I will be perched out in my rocker with a cookbook waiting...watching the clouds go by.



Wendy said...

That last picture is amazing. Stunning.
Hope you feel better soon, Deb. Sending you healing hugs. :)

Figs Olives Wine said...

Deb, for goodness sake feel better! You poor girl! I'm just getting better from a 2 week ear infection, and I finally just had to give into it, stop posting and commenting so much, and rest. I feel so lazy, but it's really what I needed to do.
The cactus flower looks stunning - what a lovely, rejuvenating surprise.
Feel better xo

Nate said...

Hope you're feeling better soon - wouldn't want a cold to slow down your excellent wine reviews and recipes (reading them often encourages me to go above and beyond for our evening meal)!

winedeb said...

Hey Wendy, yes that last photo amazed me also. No touch up, that was actual! I do not touch up my photos anyhow, but the colors down here can be stunning!

Thanks Amanda, glad your ear is better!

Thank you Nate! Hope the winery experience is going well!

Belinda said... sorry to hear that you are under the weather, Deb. :-( I wish a very speedy return to your sense of taste, and hope you find lots of inspiration from your cookbooks...bless your heart. These photos are gorgeous...I love the cactus blossom, against the clouds...very striking.

Shayne said...

hello I saw that you stopped by my blog so I know that you are at least on you computer so I thought that I would stop and see how you are feeling. I hope that you are doing better and drinking your wine again.

Valli said...

I'm sorry that you are under the weather Deb!! Get better soon so that we will know what wine to drink with what!!!!Put your feet up and relax..I'd love to be browsing through my cookbooks right now...Shhhh!!! But I am at work right now.

winedeb said...

Belinda, that you for your wonderful thoughts!

Shayne, thought I would spend some down time visiting everyone. I get lonely!

Valli, thank you and I will not tell that you are visiting while at work!

Aimée said...

Hope you feel better. Beautiful photos!

Nora B. said...

Oh Deb, I hope that you'll feel better soon. I like surrounding myself with books, and if it's cool enough, sit on the couch with a soft comfy blanket on me. The flower on the cactus looks amazing! Take care and enjoy the clouds!

winedeb said...

Thank you Aimee and Nora!