It feels good to take a break from blogging. I had a most wonderful weekend – shopping for landscaping materials, educating myself on how patio pavers are laid, visiting with a month old baby and their swoony parents, having crispy noodles with my better half and watching 2 movies and whipping up serikaya [coconut egg custard jam].
Spring is here in many ways in the Pacific NW. The birds are out, the sun comes up in the sky sooner and stays longer, trees have blossoms instead of leaves and there is a sort of buoyancy about my steps.
One of the many outdoor projects that we’re taking on is to build a patio but it’s all still in its planning stages. We have a vision of something modern yet cosy, with outdoor furniture that is not too chunky. Another chance for creativity on the home front is always welcomed.
I’m also nurturing some chili and other herb seedlings down in the basement where our grow light is keeping them warm and happy. My lemongrass stalks are sitting on the window sill. I took this picture a week ago, the stalks have now changed color to an almost reddish tone and the middle shoots seem to be pushing upward. I look forward to planting these babies in big pot and harvest them whenever I cook some Thai or Malaysian dish. [Gayla is the real expert on growing lemongrass.]
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;”
– Anne Bradstreet