|Semezanges March 7, 2017|
I just updated my calendar, and it is getting full. Retirement is not at all boring, plenty out there to do. Since I enjoy taking photos, this works for me. But a little under the gun to take the photos during the next few months. And of course continue with photos of nature and for photoclub.
As I mentioned before, the Tour de France is going to pass through Gevrey. The actual peleton will pass through in about 5 minutes! They will come down hill from the Côte and descend into Gevrey and turn south on the highway D974 for Nuits Saint Georges. I have joined the committee to prepare for the event. Weeks of preparationfor the few minutes of glory!
Keith took off on his bike. Because it is a bit early, he is not camping. He headed south and has been gone 5 days now. Even here, the week has been warm, about 65-70 degrees.
|Au revoir mon amour|
Tall plant with flowers hidden under the leaves- Daphne Lauréole
|Played with the new macro too-Helios M42 macro-|
Flower Scille de Printemps
|Helios macro- Nivéole du Printemps|
|Nivéole du Printemps|
|Bius en fleur ( box shrub)|
I climbed up the Combe in Gevrey. Just to give you an idea od the height, I added a second photo with the road marked in red.
|photo from the top|
|Road road at the bottom|
|start of the walk, sunny day in the woods|
|Actually an HDR photo. It is 4 photos with diffrent light settings, from dark to light, so that the vineyard shows and|
the colors of the sunset. Merge the photos and VOILA
If you are curious about where I live and missed the connection to the YouTube video YOU TUBE version...Gevrey YOUTUBE .
The Tourist Office made the short video.
Recipe of the Month
Very common dish here, you can add anything. Very easy to make and adjust to taste.
Add chicken, take out the raisins, add boiled eggs and spring vegetables like peas and or asparagus.
- · 1 tablespoon olive oil
- · ⅓ cup finely chopped onions
- · ½ cup sweet red peppers cut into small cubes
- · 1 ¼ cups boiling water
- · 1 cube chicken broth
- · ⅓ cup raisins
- · ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- · ½ cup zucchini cut into small cubes
- · 1 tomato cut into small cubes
- · Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- · 1 cup quick couscous
- · 1 tablespoon butter
- · 1 Tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
a saucepan with a tight lid, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and
red peppers, and cook and stir until wilted. Do not brown. Add the
water, broth cube, raisins, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
from the heat, add the couscous and stir well. Cover and let stand
for 5 minutes. Uncover, add the butter, and vinegar,and fluff well
with a fork. Add the zucchini and tomato and toss.