Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
One of my favorite things is an unexpected moment. A moment of grace. Not given lightly and easily missed, these moments can lift your spirits and change the course of your day.
You have to be receptive and open to these moments because they are fleeting. You have to be prepared for them because they won't last long.
Last night at my friend Sally's house on her balcony, we saw a beautiful rainbow, a huge purple shaded evening cloud and I of course was not prepared. No camera!! But maybe I was only meant to sit amongst friends, enjoying some good food and wine, and a rainbow and a cloud. Maybe that was all the prepared for a moment I needed at that moment!
Moments of grace come on silent and cautious feet, trusting a bit to stand and be observed. They are only meant to be observed for if you step toward them to grasp them they disappear.
They don't stay forever. You have to pay attention when they present themselves.
Moments such as these lift our spirits.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Linking up with http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.ca/
Here are a selection of flowers I found on a trip to Minter Gardens.
Linking up with http://lisaschaos.com/
We love to visit this Garden at least every two weeks, it always changes as the weeks go by.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Linking up with Project 52 at http://kentweakley.com/blog/
My own Mother passed away 20 years ago and my own two children, young adults now, live out of town in the next province over, so Mother's Day is not something I celebrate in a traditional way of spending time with your parent or your children.
Instead we, my hubby and I went out and spent the day at the park. We found this mama and her babies at the lake.
Can you imagine having that many babies at once?
Some of the babies needed a good clucking too to keep in line! I love seeing babies at the lake, watching them grow and play.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Coconut Crusted Salmon Fillets
1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Coconut
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 boneless Salmon Fillets
Put Coconut into Ziploc bag, add Salmon fillets and shake to coat well. Put coated Salmon onto Parchment lined baking pan.
Sprinkle liberally with Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper.
Bake at 375 degree oven for 10 minutes or until fish is golden brown and flakes easily.
Serve fillets with Mango Chutney.
Coated with Unsweetened Coconut and Salt and Pepper and ready for the oven!!
I have always loved Potato Pancakes and over this past Christmas, discovered Kugel when I didn't want to be a slave over the stove and rather spend the time visiting while dinner cooked.
3 Russet Potatoes, grated and squeezed to remain moisture
1 finely chopped Onion (I used a big handful of chives from my garden)
5 large Cloves Garlic, grated
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper
Coat Glass baking dish with layer of Olive Oil. Mix all ingredients well and spread out into an even layer in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with Paprika.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes until browned and bubbly and cooked through.
Serve with Sour Cream and chopped Chives.
Tastes like Potato Pancakes without the fuss!
Serve with a nice Green Salad and dinner is served!
Enjoy your day!!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
This flower photo was taken at Minter Gardens and then texture added after. I cannot get to my other computer to tell you the name of the texture right now, I think it was something like sign of spring. Love pixel dust textures!!
This is my first entry here to at Pixel Dust Photo Art!
To all the Mom's out there, I wish you all a very happy Mother's Day!! Enjoy your day!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The other day while at Minter Gardens, I was caught in a sudden rainstorm, so ducked into the gift store to seek refuge from the rain.
Get it, ducked into the store??
Okay, I know I have to work on the humor!!
Ready for the beach, or if you live here where rain is the norm, ready for the rain showers.
You can sleep away the day waiting for the sun to come out, but really here you miss too much time. Best to get out and get wet!
I personally am not one to buy such ornaments as were displayed here in this little gift store, but I do know that some people do enjoy and buy such trinkets.
Rubber Ducky you're the one....
Lots of Still Life in this little Gift Store, I left it all there for others to enjoy, and exited the store as soon as the rain stopped to continue my quest for the photo!!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Minter Gardens in the Fraser Valley is a 23 acre sculpted garden that attracts tourists and like from everywhere to visit and stroll through its spectacular floral gardens, enjoy a yummy meal at one of its two restaurants, or is also a destination for outdoor weddings and events. The seasonal gardens opened a month ago and we got our yearly passes right away!
We went again three weeks after our first visit and the Gardens were a riot of colour with Tulips everywhere!
It is invigorating and calming to stroll through a garden. Beautiful to enjoy especially if it is not you having to weed it!
Tulips are one of my favorite flowers of Spring. Thier multitude of colours and shapes are fiestas for the eyes. How can you not feel cheery with a bouquet of Tulips or gardens of Tulips to enjoy!!
Peacock Plumes in tulips! Although it was a cloudy, cool day it was perfect for photos!
And now home for a Siesta!!