Monday, 7 March 2016

There's a spring in my step and a song in my heart

The horses are very vocal across the way today
The birds are singing sweetly
The sun is shining and the temps are rising
There is spring in the air
Rejoice Rejoice

Oh be still my heart bamboo and asian umbrellas

Beautiful shades of lipstick for spring

There's a spring in my step
and a song in my heart

I love this song so very very much
I will be There by Katie Melua

I cannot wait to decorate with flowers

This Lent work metanoia on me

by turning: pride into humility,
anxiety into acceptance,
frugality into generosity,
criticism into praise,
...coldness into warmth,
neglect into concern,
indifference into love,
grudges into joy,
ingratitude into thankfulness,
prayerlessness into devotion
at the foot of the cross.
Lord take the clay,
Begin the shaping in preparation
for the wedding feast of the Lamb.

Fresh pussy willows on the balcony
and a bow made from the ribbon Cheryl gave me
Love you 
Ribbons in the sky for your love

We need
Church bells
and the smells and sights
of Spring-green
to keep us human
~Rene Dubos~

Tulips from my friends Mary and Matthew

My heart soars in spring
How wonderful such a lovely time of year

Enjoy this day in every way

Hello there gorgeous ones.   This is such an easy little salad to put together, and the chunks of grilled chicken make it delicious and satisfying enough to pass as lunch or dinner.
1 (1 lb.) bag coleslaw mix (I use the one with multi-colored slaw + carrots)
1 small, sweet bell pepper, chopped (I used green, but use your favorite)
1/2 cup real mayonnaise
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 Tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix (store bought or homemade)
1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dry)
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup chopped onion (any type)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 large, cooked, chilled, cubed chicken breasts (we grilled ours)
salt and pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and mix well. Chill until ready to serve. Give it a good stir just prior to plating to evenly incorporate the buttermilk dressing again.
Recipe from Chin Deep (Link on my sidebar)
Thank you 


  1. the first picture is jaw dropping. what beauty (bamboo and umbrellas).. i saved the car picture (with crochet on the dash..very me) - and am now wanting a vintage truck with cream interior with which i can pull my vintage trailer 'round the country and sing my song of life. ;) hugs.