Good Morning and Happy Monday!
Was your weekend a good one?
Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
We celebrated it a day late. I've been making the corned beef and cabbage dinner ever since my boys were little guys. This year they were busy on the 17th, but still wanted the traditional meal, so we had it yesterday instead. I did something different this time with the Irish Soda Bread. I follow Betty Crocker's recipe, but this year I added some orange zest and it was yummy. A subtle yet delicious change which I will do from now on.
In my last post I was anticipating the first bloom on my tulip plants.
It turns out I didn't have to wait long.
Yesterday morning I looked outside and saw them popping out.
A Kodak moment if ever I saw one ;-).
I don't know about you, but I have a deeper appreciation for my flowers since I entered the land of blog. Prior to blogging I would have thought they were pretty and might have taken a picture or maybe not.
But there's something about taking a multitude of pictures in hopes of ending up with one that looks good. I guess after getting down to the flower's level and really looking at them I gain a whole new appreciation for every beautiful detail.
It's a perfect opportunity to really take time to smell the flowers.
In my pre-blogging days I rarely took pictures. I find that hard to believe now. In fact I don't think I even know that person any more :-).
Speaking of picture taking ...
have you heard about the Note Card party at Vee's?
In a nutshell, we are to pick out 4 note card worthy photos from our
multitudes collections and do a post about them and then we get to visit all of the other participating blogs to enjoy everybody else's favorite photos. This is all happening on Wednesday, March 21st. I'm so glad I don't have to work that day ;-). More time to party blog hop.
You can read more about Vee's party by clicking the link on my sidebar. It sounds like a fun and inspiring way to kick off the spring season. Although, it is feeling more like the start of the summer season in a lot of the USA. How's the weather in your "neck of the woods?" We're headed for 82 degrees today. From what I read in the paper this morning a lot of the Midwestern states are going to be in the 70s and 80s too. This is March, isn't it?? Does anybody still have snow?
Well, I'm off to do a little Easter decorating now.
Despite what the temperature reads, when the tulips are blooming I know that Easter can't be far behind.