Spring really does seem to be here.
I always wait with baited breath for the first bulbs to pop -- this year it was the mini-irises that flowered first...
Spring. For me it's anticipating Easter -- I love the decorations...
...and the colors!
And as far as I'm concerned, as long as the table is set nicely and looks pretty, I can get away with a multitude of cooking sins.
A sure sign of spring is decorating Easter eggs with our friends, Mark and Jan. (Rick did his raw instead of hard boiled. I'll let you know how that comes out -- no unfortunate breakage accidents, though!)
Our Easter itself was nice, with Greg and Rick for brunch...
I made WONDERFUL muffins! Blueberry muffins with lemon glaze.
And for dinner we actually ate outside! That NEVER happens! My Pavlova died a painful meringue death, so I quickly came up with a back-up dessert: Shortbread with Strawberries and whipped cream.
(Amazing what you can do with some flour, sugar, butter and vanilla. It rocked!)
Another sign of spring for me is the MSU Museum's annual wine tasting party, which was about a week ago. It is the mother of all wine tasting parties, with 200 wines to sample!
I always run into my wine tasting buddy Cheryl...
...and this is Kate with Marcia McDowell, who is THE ace curator at the museum.
But what really makes it spring?
Yes! The first robin!
All this, and Harry the Heron too! He was pretty far away, and my zoom was maxed out -- still, you can see him a bit!
My world is waking up. It's spring!
It happens every August. My friend Kate and I escape to my cottage for a week and enjoy what we call "Art Camp." Every day we pain...
I don't know what happened. I woke up and it was September. And now, we are well into it. One can feel it in the air at the lake. The t...
The purpose of art camp, of course, is to make art. But it's not the only thing we do. We read, swim, walk, talk (for hours), eat well, ...