What a crazy weather week it's been in our parts again! Sudden downpours and thunderstorms in between bouts of hot sun with very high humidity and heat index levels. Luckily we never lost power nor had hail or damaging winds like some areas did. Aah, but we have yet another week of this same weather to deal with. Glad my nesting birds have stayed safe:) Above is my latest peek at the three house finches in my front porch geranium basket. They now have most all their feathers. As for the Carolina wrens in our back porch basket- there are no eggs yet, just lots of activity.
I spent much of this past Saturday in the kitchen baking - a French chocolate cake for my Mom's birthday dinner the next day (which I totally forgot to take any photos of), and finally I made the almond cookie recipe that Nicole (DVArtist) shared on her blog quite awhile ago for one of the T Stands For Tuesday gatherings. I DID stop to take a photo while enjoying one or two with my coffee but it wasn't easy. These cookies are absolutely delicious- and friends and family who had some LOVED them!! So, thank you Nicole: