The weather is heating up, snow in the foothills last week; wilty flowers this week. Sweet Lassis were on the morning menu. A cup and a half of good, plain yogurt, raw sugar, rose water, ice and water. Blend it all together until frothy. Nice way to cool off in the spring or summer. I hope it is thawing out a bit in your neck of the woods. Xoxo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This metal chair is on it's last legs. What better place than the Circus Garden? This is what I have been calling the Garden the last few weeks. The furniture is mostly free and found, and then repainted. I have always wanted one of these chairs. I LOVE them. My grandmother sat in a sky blue one everyday until her death. I just didn't want to buy one. I wanted to find one. Then, one day, I spotted it. Right next to the trashcan. Could it be? Really? Hit the brakes. Hop out, check for GIANT spiders, and throw it in the backseat. Free. $12 for the paint, but I only used one and half cans, so....here it is. I love her. Cherry. Chairy. Cheery?
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
Not the hen. The town. It is the name of the town in which Mr. J.D. Salinger lived for most of his life. I had no idea it was an artist colony? Maxfield Parrish lived there for a time. Sigh. Cornish. Hmm.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This is the view from the cottage, looking east. For most of the day, it is a wash of bright light and harsh sun. In the evening, the sunset in the opposite sky shoots thin ribbons of pink this way. But...in the morning. At dawn, there is this. Be still my heart.
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Monday, February 1, 2010
After a brief absence, the rain comes again. I can smell it in the air. It is close, very close. And, as much as I welcome that sweet water, I can't help but remember this day, not too long ago. Along the shore, late December. Our shoes were off, sweaters tied around our waists and the warm winter sun kissed our heads and arms and dried our toes.
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Between rain and thunderstorms, I have managed to get the lettuces in the ground. We have had crisp Romaine with our lentils and brown rice several times now. The kale continues to grow and gift us with fresh, chewy greens. In a few weeks, the spinach and chard should be ready to harvest. I cannot express the joy I receive when I am able to pick all of our herbs, greens and chilies from our patch of earth.
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