remnants

Sunday, April 5, 2009

















an assortment of photos gathered this week ...

The last remnants of ice in our little harbour. Slabs of white, islands of ice sailing in and out on the tide all week long and today the harbour is still and almost completely ice free.

6:15 Blue Skies bubbles have been poured, my second cup of coffee sits here beside me, the birds are all up and singing outside our windows and the sky is just beginning to lose it's darkness.

That girl and her husband are coming for a visit today. Hooray ! They're driving from the city to scoop me up and we'll carry on driving to the nearest big town for a shopping excursion. We're going to the giant home reno/building store - we're looking at flooring and countertops - I'll say no more. Wink. Then a stop at the Superstore (my fav giant grocery store) for things not available in this little village plus large quantities of assorted pet things, and perhaps a quick stop at Walmart to stock up on giant boxes of scoop away kitty litter.

Today is DS Sunday and I have had to forgo my Saturday cooking extravaganza in exchange for some mild (company's coming) tidying and some baking to go with fat mugs of coffee at my kitchen table. The theme this week was/is tofu - which in no way was a deterrent - I did purchase my tofu and was trying to decide between peanut sesame noodles from Smitten Kitchen and curried tofu from Everyday Food (always an excellent place to hunt for easy tasty recipes).

Off to walk with my girl Miss D and then home for some (more) tidying and baking.

19 comments:

  1. Hooray, everything is melting:))
    We are not far away from buds and flowers now:)
    I love Everyday Food. So sensible simple and GOOD!
    Have fun on your excursion:)

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  2. Have fun shopping!!The pictures were gorgeous!
    Carol

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  3. So wonderful to be expecting company, Susan! Have a wonderful dinner and visit. Those photos give the feeling of profound change and all of its stages. <3

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  4. Enjoy the visit and the shopping excursion. The photos are great. Can feel the ice melting and spring on its way.

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  5. Lovely photos; mist and fog can be quite magical. I first felt a pang of pity that you should still be in the clutches of winter, as it's warm and sunny here, with Spring bursting out all over, birds nesting, tra la la, and so forth, but then I remembered:

    My mother in law died later in April than this, many years ago, and we couldn't get to the Registrar's office to pick up her death certificate because a) there was a fierce blizzard, and b) a large (doubledecker!)bus immediately ahead of us on the hill started to slide backwards towards us, and we had to do some panic-stricken swerving to avoid becoming dramatic human roadkill. So, no pity, just relief that we are having rather a nice start to Spring.

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  6. Curried Tofu, Curried Tofu!!!!

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  7. Snow is predicted here tomorrow! Edward is beyond pleased and I am just grateful I haven't yet put out the ferns!!

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  8. Sounds like a fun day! I want to come! ...can't wait for the tofu!

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  9. It's surreal to see it go, isn't it?

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  10. Ahhh..that sounds so incredibly divine--good coffee, yummy tofu dish,and best f all, good company. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

    I'm glad, btw, you had a link to "blue skies" as I wasn't sure if you were referring to coffee or what?! Well, now I know.

    So, with MLou coming with hubbs this time, how on earth will you be able to do your gf chat into the wee small hours? hopefully, you still can. Have a marvelous time.

    Oh, and before I forget to mention it--loved the photos too. Whoa. Seriously cold there! But what was I thinking? It is Nova Scotia, after all?!

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  11. i was totally enjoying the whole white and shades of black and gray theme in this series of photos but then when the one with a tad of green and a snitch of red showed up i thought oh that is definitely my favorite!

    a trip to the big town sounds like fun. and, a kitchen renovation??!! that could be heavenly!

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  12. What dramatic photos!

    Tofu, huh?

    Hope it was a wonderful day.

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  13. The ice on our little pond nearby, was there on Friday...gone today! Things are looking up.

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  14. Hmmm. I read the comments after I made mine. It looks like tofu is popular. I've never tried it. I don't even know what it looks like!

    Have I been missing something, I wonder?

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  15. Great photos Susan, and I've bookmarked the tofu recipe - thanks for the link to such a handy recipe site.I'm sure I will use it on a regular basis. Enjoy your shopping venture. Sounds like fun!

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  16. I love the pics you took from the melting ice!

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  17. These pics look SO much where I'm headed very, very soon. I'm half excited/half scared senseless.

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  18. Whoa. so very different last year to this year --2010. Both gorgeous in their own right though, n'est pas?

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