We finished our tourist trip with a couple of days in Whittier. We did a glacier tour of Prince William Sound. Below is a photo of Surprise Glacier. The glacier does a lot of calving so that is how it got its name and it did give us a nice little show.
The next day we went on a halibut fishing charter with Crazy Rays. There were 12 of us on the boat and 11 of us brought home a halibut. I was the last one to get mine and it was a biggie, 90 to 100 pounds.
No way could I pick up this sucker. The boat had rod holders but I still needed my husband to hold the rod in place while I used both hands to reel. The fish was 400 feet below the boat. It took forever to reel it in...it was much more difficult than I thought it would be.
We have been breaking a lot of records for high temperatures this summer. It has been a real chore to keep everything watered. I did some artichokes as ornamental plants in pots. They are doing great.
My garden is out of control but in a good way!
Not sure if I will do zucchini and yellow squash again. The plants get so big and my husband doesn't care for them.
Harvested a batch of squashes and some beets.
We had zucchini noodles with our marinara sauce last night. I liked it more than hubby.
Tonight I am making a salad that has some spiral zucchini in it.
I know hubby likes zucchini in that recipe.
I could share of ton beautiful flower pictures...they all look so great this summer.
Despite all the wonderful hot and sunny weather, I have spent time on some handwork pieces.
Making great progress on a Plaid Bucilla stocking, "Snow Princess."
Finished a Jim Shore snowman ornament, " Snowman with Lights."
Added the border to the second quilt top, "Spumoni Spin."
And I got a few of my older Bucilla stockings lined with cotton Christmas fabrics. I learned this technique through a Bucilla Facebook group. This extra lining process really adds nice body to the finished stocking.
It is always good to write a blog post and see that I really have gotten some projects done.