The pretty Rain from those sweet Eaves
Her unintending Eyes --
Took her own Heart, including ours,
By innocent Surprise --
The wrestle in her simple Throat
To hold the feeling down
That vanquished her -- defeated Feat --
Was Fervor's sudden Crown --
I don't get sick...I never throw up (ok just once during pregnancy)...my mother says that I will myself not to. I think that is her motherly way of telling me that I am stubborn and hardheaded. It will most likely be the same thing I say to my oldest son, who is more like me then I care to admit. So as you can most likely guess, the minute I say that that I don't get sick, a stomach virus comes and hits me like a ton of bricks (that is the expression right?) Well a ton of bricks is what I felt like laying on the couch, and vowing to my husband that I would never eat food ever again in my life. I guess something had to break my defenses eventually, and break me it did. Now a few days later I have been thinking about what I would like to post next and I just cannot focus on anything food related. Unless you are all interested in reading about how to make warm lemon water...doubt it!
So today I wanted to do something a little different and keep food off my mind for a little longer. I also need to add that I have the most amazing husband and in-laws a girl could ask for. They all graciously took care of my boys so I could keep my head firmly on the couch, for which I am eternally grateful to them for. I had some time while I was lying on the couch to look through some pictures from the last few weeks. I decided to pick out a few and post a few of my favorite things of late.
This beautiful bloom is from a Quince Tree in my backyard.
More backyard blooms...cute little crocus!
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My Favorite Blogs to read...because we all have our favorites. (There are more I'm sure but these were the first that I thought of)
New to my Bookshelf...and on my reading list!
You also need to watch THIS! (If you have kids let them watch too!!!)
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The Meyer Lemon Sprout
When you were little did you ever get a seed in an orange or lemon and wish that you could just plant it and it would grow into a citrus tree? No...never...really...I'm the only weirdo here?
So I found a picture online with directions (not in English) for sprouting citrus seeds. You have to cut off the outer membrane and pop the inner seed in some dirt and wait...A REALLY LONG TIME! But I was diligent and watered these dead looking seeds and after a few weeks I noticed SUCCESS!!! A Meyer Lemon sprout!!!
Will I grow my own Meyer lemons...sadly not because the seeds don't produce the same fruit as the parent. It doesn't matter though! I got it to work and whatever comes out of this little sprout-ling is cool enough for me.
The best thing about spring has to be when we get weather warm enough to take a day trip to the Great Bay....
"Down by the bay, Where the watermelons grow, Back to my home, I dare not go..."