Monday, July 21, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

From across the Atlantic ocean, in Poland, my friend, Ewa, was sitting in her beautiful garden and she tagged me for a game. I am supposed to tell you 6 things about myself that you probably don’t know.

So, I will tell you that:

1. I love raspberries. The wild raspberries that I cultivate around our property are just about ready for picking. I can’t wait. Raspberry pancakes, muffins, just plain raspberries with vanilla yogurt. Yum.

2. I always have vases of flowers in my house. My favorites are peonies, lilacs and lilies of the valley. I am also crazy about orchids. My phalaenopsis orchids just stopped blooming and every time I think about how long I’m going to have to wait until they flower again, I’m tempted to get a new one. My passion for phalaenopsis began over 25 years ago when I videotaped Amado and Maria Vazquez and their son, George. They own Zuma Canyon Orchids, located just above Mailbu, and they ship plants around the world.

3. All I want to eat right now is mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden with balsamic vinegar and olive oil . I could eat it for every meal. In fact, I pretty much do. We can get fresh mozzarella at our local farm stand, and it practically melts in your mouth.

4. I am an only child, so I learned years ago to enjoy being alone. I don’t get enough time by myself these days because our house is always full of family. I also know that this will pass, as my daughter grows up, so I’m trying to enjoy the chaos. Luckily, I can always escape to the barn.

5. My idea of a perfect evening is to stay at home with my husband and daughter, with a fire in the fireplace, a good book and some music playing.

6. I’ve traveled all over the world, and while there are lots of wonderful cities, New York City is my favorite. I love the energy and the mix of so many different kinds of people. Next weekend, I have the pleasure of taking my daughter and a friend of hers, whom has never been there, and I know that we’re going to have a great time.

Okay, now I’m going to tag some of you from other parts of the world. No pressure, but if you want to play, just do what I did and tag some of your friends.

Gecko in Australia

Esther Garvi (aka Ishtar) in Niger, Africa

Nor'dzin at Ceffylau in Wales

Pony Girl way out West

Callie at Midwest Horse in Wisconsin

Strawberry Lane in California

The 7MSN in New Mexico


Strawberry Lane said...

Thanks for thinking of me on the tag game.

However, sometime ago I was tagged 4 times and I listed 24 very uninteresting facts about myself. I'm afraid if I told more, I'd completely bore people to death!

Now, those were some interesting details about you, raspberries ready to pick, flowers surround you, and mozzarella fresh from the farm with tomatoes and basil, how delicious!

Wish you weren't so far away! I just might stop by!

Callie said...

Aaah, I see........I've been tagged! Ok, I'll play. But First I'll get cought up on everyones blogs. I love wild rasberries too!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I think this time of year everyone's thoughts turn to their favorite fruits and how to use them in just about everything. I personally love the fresh mozzarella with fresh tomatoes too! Summer is the most delicious season isn't it? Have fun in the city.

the7msn said...

Do I have 6 more secrets to tell? Well, if I don't, I'll just make some up. Thanks for thinking of me.

gina armfield said...

zuma orchids is right down the street from where I live and they do indeed have beautiful ones!

Ewa said...

Victoria, escaping to barn? great idea sometimes :)
me says, just get one more phalaenopsis - I did it for same reason. Now enjoy flowers all year round :)

Ewa said...

one more thing I forgot to add :) I would be so happy to have you as guide in NY :)

smellshorsey said...

You must be the most patient person, able to wait for your orchid to bloom again. You must also be a good gardener to get it to bloom again!

Raspberries! The world isn't fair. So glad you're able to grow and enjoy those, too.

We are living on tomatoes right now. It's funny, for all the magic we can do to grow fruits and vegetables to be available even out of season, the only way to get a good tomato is to grow it yourself (or have a friend who grows it).

Have a wonderful trip with your daughter and her friend! New York is the most fun with people who love it. What a treat for them -- and for you.

Gecko said...

Thankyou for tagging me. =) I shall do mine in tomorrow's post!

Esther Garvi said...

Victoria! I finally got it together and did the tag game, which will appear tomorrow around noon Swedish time! :-) Warm greetings!