Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday Workdays

Altho it's a lovely, sunny day it's still about 10 degrees too cold for comfortable outdoor work.  The mind is willing, but the body says, "What are you thinking??!!"
So, instead I'm enjoying the amaryllis that finally bloomed yesterday - a day too late for the flower party on Monday!
But how can you not love this baby?  
While red and orange are not high on my list of favorite colors, this rich orangy-red or reddish-orange is just gorgeous.  And, it looks wonderful with both my purple kitchen walls and the pale aqua walls in the rest of the house. 
Otherwise, it's that one-dish time of the year.  This weekend it was beef stew.  Nothing special here:  beef, onions, mushrooms, carrots, peas, tomatoes and a bit of roasted red pepper.  And a touch of red vermouth for extra flavor.  I even baked a loaf of bread.  OK, I pulled a frozen loaf out and baked it, but it was fresh and yummy.

Hope you are having a good week.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Flowers in the House

It's a challenge this time of year to get something from the garden.
But the hellebores seldom disappoint.
And, if I am lucky this beauty will be open before the day is out.
Life is good!
Be sure to stop by Jane's house and see who else is home today!