I just thought you'd like to see the beginning stage of my new painting that I'm doing for my sister. She and her husband love birds. So I went to the zoo a while back and found some beautiful green parrots to paint. Can you see that now with my underpainting? Probably not. But that's what this is going to be.
Okay. So I went to the store to buy some lemon pepper and it was outrageously expensive! So I thought, "I'm making my own!" Hence, the bowl of ground up lemon peel. I tried drying some first and it wouldn't even grind in my food processor it was so hard. So I decided to grind it first. Then dry it. It's going to be great. I just know it. Our family goes through a lot of it. It's so good on raw veggies like cukes and tomatoes. I cover a turkey or a roast with it before baking. It's wonderful on cooked green beans. We just use it all the time.
The last pic is of some beautiful flowers from our garden. I just had to show them. You know, I'm becoming a huge fan of gazanias and blanket flowers. They are my 2 new favorites.