Spring has sprung here in Oregon. And do you know how Richard Armitage (bless his gorgeous self) is related to spring??
Everything is in bloom. The bees are out (must buy sandals, note to self!), the frogs are croaking, and the tulips, iris, and lilacs are bursting with flowers!
Here's a little guy very pleased with his flower, carefully placed in an antique egg cup. I didn't realize he could reach that shelf. He got the egg cup, filled it with water, and picked his own flower. Cute! And now I'll go move those breakables just a bit higher...
here, if you want to watch it. I'll wait... The relevant moment is 3:44. :)
Ok, now that we've had our Richard Armitage fix for the day, let's see what there is to cook. I'm not feeling the need for anything super difficult. Hmmmmm. Edna reminds me there's some stinky cheese in the fridge and some large sourdough boules.
And I found him over near the other one. Shoo, shoo!!
*sigh* It seems everything must be taste-tested for freshness before we cook it.
Wrap the boule in foil and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
I think she was also a lovely friend. She and Charlotte Bronte were pals but one time visitors came knocking while Charlotte visiting. Being afflicted with crippling shyness, Charlotte was in tears, until Mrs. Gaskell told her to hide in the curtains. So she did. And Mrs. Gaskell entertained them, never letting on that one of the most famous authors of the day was hiding just a few feet away! What a woman. What a hostess!
Anyway, go out and enjoy the sunshine! If there's no sun, watch North and South. A little Armitage makes everything better.
Until next time!