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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April Showers Come in May

Hi! We're having a spell of dark rainy/ misty spring weather. It's like living in a cloud...or as I recall it, San Francisco!

Neither Mo nor I are feeling great; poor Mo, his heart worm pills make him sick. We've tried so many kinds with no success. I'm having probs washing the white slipcovers with my hip pain. It's similar to the hand pain I had a few years ago, and hopefully will pass. I try hard to set a good example, No Whining! The pain is really putting a crimp in my spring cleaning schedule, though.

Of course Mo and I get out and wander the neighborhood.  Garden peeping in slow-motion, I'm afraid.

I love the ferns' fiddleheads, so storybook/ fairyland.

No signs of green on the dunes.

The Goose family dressed in baseball outfits. A slugger and an umpire? We won't mention Baby, poor little one. I wish I'd saved Mo's baseball bandana for him, instead I cut it up for a Dotty. Too bad.

Just now I made a beef stew with cremini mushrooms and baby cipollini onions.  I don't have a crock pot at the moment so I made it in my new turquoise le Creuset pot and put it in the oven. It can simmer all evening; it's for tomorrow's supper, plus leftovers, I hope. In awhile I'll add tiny new potatoes, red, purple, and Yukon gold fingerlings. 

If the rain lets up tomorrow, I think it will be the first Farmers Market! Yay! Really looking forward to having the farmers' fresh veggies. I hope to find some tiny carrots and maybe parsnips, I'll add them to my stew before serving it.

What do you all think? Wait or sow the herb seeds now?



gone to the beach...