I lit the grill at 7:30 am, rubbed the meat with seasoning and had it on the grill by 8:00 am. I went in and grabbed my camera, popped back outside to round up hoses, pull them to the various connections and start the weekend watering. I made the rounds through the garden and got photos of a Tiger Swallow tail checking out some wildflowers and a Pearl Crescent frolicking in the cosmos. After breakfast, I worked in the garden and pulled sunflowers and weeds growing in a couple of the main paths through the garden. I made a trip to Lowe's, stopped by and photographed a car show and the Hooters across the parking lot from Lowe's, and then went to the grocery store to get a few more barbecue ingredients. Photographing the cars at Hooters was as close as I have been to a Hooters in my life. I have never been inside a Hooters. There patio was packed with people taking lunch breaks, it seems to be a popular place.
Back home I laid on the couch with the cats and read a novel to cool off, and then I got up and helped Laurie prep chicken, sausage and vegetables to grill on the "hot" side of the grill while the brisket was finishing its slow cooking. We spent the rest of the afternoon prepping and grilling, and got everything done and off the grill by 7:30 pm. The brisket is the best Laurie has done to date, very tender, spicy and tasty. We went for our evening walk a little after 8:00 pm and the light was strange and magnificent. The glow at dusk was intense to the west and it made an interesting set of mottled pinks with purple stripes on the Sandias. I had never seen colors displayed like that on the Sandias before tonight. It was a really nice wrap up to a long day, and needless to say, I ended up with over 15,000 steps on my Fitbit® by the the time the day was over.
Happy Pearl Crescent on a Cosmos
'57 Chevy with a mohawk of '57 Chevys
For One Man, his Mustang, and Mustang Maniacs in London, England
Early Ford with that comes with the original owner
Cooked to perfection barbecued brisket
Zucchini and squash
Some of our pots and pans dangling on their hangers
Zucchini and squash, grilled chicken thighs, barbecued brisket and ingredients for more cooking
Glow at dusk long after the sun had set
Mottled pinks and purple stripes on the Sandias
Close up of colors on the Sandias