Wonder if Claire ever grew watermelons in her wee gardens on Fraser’s Ridge? If so, the mechanically inclined Brianna surely would have had a nifty trick for cutting watermelons, such as this one we’re sharing with you.
Historically in America during the 17th and 18th centuries many types of crops were introduced by the Native Americans, such as maize, sweet potatoes, squashes, tomatoes, beans, grapes, berries, nuts, cotton, tobacco and watermelons. Perhaps the Mohawk Head of the Women’s Council, Tewaktenyonh, in Drums of Autumnshared some of those seeds with Claire.
The Getty Center, located in Los Angeles, is a unique destination that was a must see! The architecture of the museum is as unique as the exhibits held inside. Before entering the museum, I first had to explore the Central Garden. It can be described as a natural, living work of art that incorporates over 500 plant varieties that constantly change with the seasons. A must see! Continue reading Furniture Fit for an Outlander King→
The thistle is a beloved image and the most recognizable symbol for Scotland. “According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish Army’s encampment. During this operation a barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain. This alerted the Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders.”
A special Outlander Wine and Paint night was held to teach us how to paint this beautiful flower. We wanted to share the sequence of steps we were taught to allow others the opportunity to do it at home. You will be surprised with the results!