( he was not the usual green sliders that I see that I know are turtles-I'm not sure what he was truly- are you?)
was sunning himself in the road the other day. We didn't want anyone to run over him as dusk was approaching- so we tried to encourage him off the road. He insistently ran the other way. He moved really, really quickly I might add.a The little reascal stopped just inside the drivers side tire under our car! With some careful and persistent encouragement- we got him out and on his way in to the cool grass and off the busy road.
Clematis Henry I Hybridized by Isaac Anderson-Henry of Edinburgh, Scotland,
Year of Registration / Introduction: 1870
Bred from C. lanuginosa as the female or seed-bearer and C. 'Fortunei' as the male parent.
so I made a delicious Gumbo Z'Herbes from the greens and herbs in our garden;
"Hummingbird Hill Gumbo Z'Herbes"
1/4 cup of fresh butter from a local dairy,
1 tbs flour
1 vidalia onion choped fine and saute with
a handful of fresh spinach, 3 handfuls of fresh romaine lettuce, 1 handful of fresh tarragon, parsley, thyme, oregano and a little Basil all chopped and ground, then add
2 cups of no salt chicken stock
Black and Red Pepper-
and my personal touch-
1 tbs of cinnamon and 4 fresh French Bay leaves.
Bring to a boil and then reduce on medium for 1 hour-
Chop, grind and strain through a sieve,
serve over Atchafalya basin rice
with a generous dollop of crystal hot sauce!