I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 9, 2012


Hi, everyone! Have you noticed how much longer the days are now at  the end of the first week in March? It's quite encouraging, quite lovely, to have the sky still be blue at 6.30, isn't it?
I think sunset is around 5.30  ut we have a very long twight here at the beach.
And tonight the planets were out in spectacular array. Here's a link so you can see the awesomeness of Jupiter and Venus together in the evening sky. Too bad the wind is howling from the north at a sustained 40 mph....it kinda puts a wintry chill on things despite warmer than usual temps.

Anyway, I had to go to the big supermarket to shop, and coming home with my loaded Jeep, I took a few moments to enjoy the night sky.
We're making slow cooker Pulled Pork, with maple BBQ sauce, and homemade coleslaw---this week's cooking experiment. I'll let you know how it goes....The big market has things like maple syrup, and lovely whole wheat Kaiser rolls, and staples, like Glad boxes and toilet paper, but it's short on wonderful spring veggies and fine meats...so despite shelling out almost $200.oo, I'll have to hit the Italian market here on my island tomorrow morning, sigh. Because the slow cooker recipe calls for 10 hours of cooking, the day before you plan to serve the food! A new way to plan and cook, since I'm a throw it in the pan or oven, last minute girl myself!
The recipe calls for a lean pork roast and then....? Tapping foot, looking at watch.

The supermarket also excels in flowers, who could resist? Look! RED Parrot Tulips!

And they had , yellow and red stripey ones, pale pink, and school bus yellow! Also big buckets of forsythia and  pussy willows. And shamrocks, how cute is that!
It was hard to choose, but then! I saw the red parrots and they came right home with me.

Lots of pleasure, seeing them here on my table. [yes, the green shutter is hiding my work mess! oops.].

And here are my little adorable hyacinths! They are tiny and stunted but oh so cute!

have a great weekend!



~~~~gone to the beach