Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Looking for Spring

Yesterday, I went with my cats to look for Spring... They love water, so the favorite destination is a little stream in the woods behind my neighborhood. As you see, I totally forgot about WHY we went there and focused on cats, not the flowers! Well... There is always the next time.   :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Light rain. Decided to take out my lemon tree for a little shower. It is supposed to stay relatively warm until Sunday, so my plan is to leave it outside. Do you know that lemon trees grow thorns? Some are short, others very long. I need to watch for them when moving my lemon around!

The tree still has its "winter" look:

First camellia flowers!

Seems like a good idea to go for a walk tomorrow with a REAL camera and look for more signs of Spring. Next week temps are supposedly going to drop again for a few days to 30F or about -1C... Hopefully, it is not true!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Go away, Winter!

The warmer weather is finally here, and I hope it stays.

Took my tomato plant outside to "get some fresh air" and trim dry leaves. It was also a good opportunity to pick red tomatoes. Helen tried to help, of course.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


I have been busy these days and had no time to write. The weather gets warmer SLOWLY but surly. Driving yesterday, I saw some trees blooming, so one may say there is some progress. Unfortunately, it also means I will have to do some garden work, which I hate... The main reason for  my dislike is that I need to rake the lawn and each time I pull a snake out of the grass on my rakes. Although I know it is bound to happen, it scares me horribly each time. Yeah...
Anyway, I experimented with salads. Since the seasons change, I kind of feel like eating even more fruit than usually.
Star-fruit is my recent favorite! Could eat it all the time. Reminds me of some other fruit but I am not sure which one specifically. Hmmm....
I wrote about it, I think. For some reason, I do like adding honeydew melon to tomato and avocado salads. Here, I also sprinkled ground chia and hemp seeds on top.
 Mixed greens salad with apple, yellow and red peppers, cilantro, raw beets, and hemp seeds.
 Fruit salad: blueberries, red grapes, cooked cranberries, strawberries, and apple.
I like raw cranberries but cooked this batch because I needed some juice for my runs. Cranberries are delicious in any form, so I never discard them.
Helen enjoying her blanket (read: my velvet top) and waiting for Spring!