Hello April! Have I told you lately that I love you?
If I had to choose right now, I'd pick April as my second
favorite month. Ask me if that is still true when May rolls around.
It's the redbuds blooming and the tulips and all the beautiful
new growth springing forth after a long winter's sleep that
makes April such a beautiful month.
My hostas are beginning to make their appearance after
giving me a bit of a worry that they might not have survived.
We planted a few things in the garden yesterday. A couple
of tomatoes were even planted, although we may be getting a
bit ahead of ourselves with those.
A few feet from the garden, I noticed Mr. Robin watching
us plant. I wonder if there is already a nest with eggs in a
nearby tree? I hope you help keep the bugs from eating our
plants, Mr. Robin!
Someone inside likes April too. Miss Callie is peeking out
the opened window and enjoying some fresh air.
We've enjoyed some very warm days, but also some chilly
days, too. On one of those cooler days I fixed one of our
favorite soups and bruschetta. The potato soup recipe can be
found on my Recipe page. The bruschetta was made with
what I had on hand and I fixed just enough for the 2 of us.
I sliced some Italian bread and drizzled olive oil over it and
toasted the bread in a 425 degree oven for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile I sliced a cup or so of cherry tomatoes in half
and finely sliced about 8 leaves of basil. I placed the basil and
tomatoes in a small bowl and sprinkled liberally with garlic
salt and a bit of black pepper. Then I again grabbed the olive
oil bottle and drizzled a bit more over the tomato mixture and
stirred. After the bread was toasted, I spooned a good amount
over each slice and it was ready for eating. Ummm, good!
I know I didn't report on that drive that I was going to take
when I was last here. There is more to that story that I'll
tell next time. Nothing earth-shaking, believe me. Just an
annoying trip that I shouldn't have had to make, but it wasn't a
completely wasted day.
I try to make the most of my trips to the Big Town, so
while I was there, I got my photos made and picked
out the frames for my wall-behind-the-tv project.
I hope to get them hung soon and I'll show you how it
turned out. That is, unless it's a complete disaster and I take
them all down and start over! Stay tuned....