A journal of sorts.

I am an avid photographer with a love for digital processing. The Bearded One and I have become "Townies" once again and are in the process of transforming our suburban nest into a peaceful refuge.
This blog is where I like to stash things. An assortment of random thoughts, a recipe or two, a few of my favorite photos, and the processing thereof.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter...Happy Spring

Happy Easter

This greeting comes a little late... Not the thought but the posting. We are out at the cottage as I write this and I will post it as soon as I get back to civilization. We are having dinner with the “Inn Keeper”. It looks like we will be eating rabbit. How fitting. I don't think it's really “The Bunny” but a stand in. I love eating dinner at the Inn Keeper's. She always provides fresh bread, which she bakes Mediterranean style in a covered clay baking dish. At this moment she is traipsing through the forest collecting some wild greens to go into “the side dish”.

Cottage News

“Tulip in the bathroom window”

This trip we brought over several totes full of books, baskets, and odds and ends. We have less and less stuff at the apartment and more of ourselves here. Cooking in the little kitchen is becoming easier now that things have an assigned place to be. Friday night we had baked salmon with rosemary potatoes. Last night we dined on fresh clam chowder. Fresh meaning that “The Bearded One” gathered the little steamer clams that very morning as soon as the tide would let him. Yummmm. You can't go wrong with fresh clams, cream, butter, bacon, celery, garlic, and potatoes. I would of taken a picture but I was concentrating on scarfing it up...
The “Bearded One” put up a shelf in his closet and was quite pleased with the outcome. I say put up, but really he just went to Lowes and got a shelf board and then laid it on top of the clothes pole brackets. He gets the upstairs closet and I get the one downstairs. This place is very tiny but there is an amazing amount of storage. The living area has a small chest of drawers, an old drop front desk with drawers, and a side table that has two small drawers as well as a file drawer. Oh, and there is the coffee table which is an old wooden trunk of sorts. We will have all sorts of space for clothes and odd bits.

The Happy Homemaker

I have several projects that I'd like to tackle. I'd like to finish planting the herb boxes out front. We have some tarragon, thyme, sage, and oregano already from the old boxes and would like to add a couple of basil and then a few annuals like Baccopa and Calabrochia (pardon the spelling) to hang over the sides and add some color. We have some boxes downstairs that have bay laurel trees and rosemary. I think they are shaded enough to plant impatiens. They are on automatic drip irrigation so that will be nice.


  1. i love your tulip photo at the top! sorry, i'm a week late, but i hope you had a lovely easter!! :)