A gorgeous Hunter Valley day. After the mammoth cook last night I did, the ladies made a great breakfast of huevos rancheros and twice fried duck fat potatoes.
They then headed out to visit a winery up the road. I toyed with going for a bike ride but settled into mowing the lawns. Not as big a job as the week before but still over an hour on a warm day. The 10,000 step notification came along then. Photo work for the day - flowers in the garden - clematis from the pergola first
First ever flower on this dwarf gardenia - it has had a tough time in the years of drought
My ex wife planted the geraniums - not exactly an Aussie garden favourite but they too like more rain
A darker shade
Blue plumbago grows like a weed
Ladies returned from their expedition - and our guests headed back to Sydney. We did the week's shopping. As Hunter Valley is outside the red covid zone, no masks required. Much more relaxed than shopping in Sydney
Late afternoon task to tidy up roses
Was good to sit down and enjoy a cold beer and soak in the vineyard view. Two rows of vines that show uncovered were netted on Monday. Harvest on Wednesday
Dinner: Experiment with pork medallions- sous vide in olive oil, soy sauce, mustard marinade for 40 minutes at 140F
Searing did not go as well as I would have liked. Flavour went all through the meat and it was tender
Hamburger (home made) patties for my wife looked better.
Best part was enjoying the setting sun colour - photo taken to the reflected light in the East