Saturday, 12 May 2012
Life and Loss
Along with the joy and promise of new life comes a little sadness, too.
First, a wee mouse found lifeless on the driveway (courtesy of the cat) and second, a chick who died shortly after hatching out. So hard for our kids who truly feel grief so acutely in their tender hearts. The cycle of life teaches us so much...
In contrast, our morning walks through the trees look promising now - Spring really is here at long last! Can you see the green haze of new leaves bursting forth?
Sadly, along with the leaves come weeds (carpets of them).
We eagerly anticipate the blossoms on this tree out front. Every May, it bursts forth in white, sweet smelling flowers that announce officially the start of garden planting time.
I'm hauling and collecting as many bricks and pavers as I can get my hands on through freecycle because I have grand plans for a cob oven aka Kevin Kossowan. If you've never checked out his blog - DO IT! His posts inspire me in so many ways and probably will for you, too. Thanks, Kevin :)
With our attention turned out of doors of late, my inspiration for cooking has bottomed out. My thought patterns and energy are both being diverted to other things (largely garden related), so we're tucking in to some simple nosh these days that doesn't take a lot of time to prepare. While it's not exactly HOT out, we aren't much in the mood for warming meals, so things like Greek salad and Naan bread with some homemade guacamole slathered on top fits the bill quite nicely.
What's your favourite warm weather meal that's easy to prepare?