We had lots more rain last night, but the sun came out for a while today. I find my mood is much more affected by sun as I am older than when I was younger. Or maybe I just notice it more? I was up too early, though, as our blinds were not completely closed and a lot of light peeked in. Hello 5:45 am. Nice to see you…. not. I got up to get an early start on work and had a bowl of soaked steel cut oats.
I made up my blueberry sauce and just dumped the oats (with egg whites) on top for a parfait style breakfast. And coconut butter, must not forget that!
Lunch time included another type of parfait:
Doesn’t that look like whipped cream? It’s Fage. One thing I love about Fage is the fluffy stiff texture. Not runny or gelatinous like other fat free yogurts.
John had out this tropical dried fruit mix because he was making granola. I had to bogart some:
I love dried pineapple.
All of this rain and the garden is just greening up like crazy! It was a little difficult getting pictures this week with the rain, so I got out whenever I could to take pics (and just to admire) With the cloudy weather, the tulips are lasting a long time. I ended up with such a nice array of tulip colors this year:
The one tulip that was not open last week was the Iceland.
Beautiful green and pink. I love it! I can’t wait to get more tulip bulbs to have even more next year.
This garden is now a fairly mature garden as I have been working it for 4 years now. It’s an evolving process, but there is now a nice solid backbone to it.
My ferns are going gangbusters with the dampness.
I need to thin these out as they are starting to crowd my astilbes. I don’t know much about ferns. These were at a flip house I did and I dug them up and brought them home when I redid the landscaping at that house. Free is always good.
The Shirley tulip that I pictured before keeps getting more and more purple. How cool is that?
Some alyssum that are with my geraniums.
And some of these:
I don’t mind dandelions in the lawn, but they must stay out of the garden bed.
I also have hanging planters with some fuschia. I hope the hummingbirds stop by.
I notice a lot of people looking at my garden when they walk down the street. It makes me proud and happy.
Happy happy, joy joy time!
Lots of rain this afternoon. Good thing I got those pictures earlier. That is enough, Mother Nature. Seriously.
I decided to attempt another fish item for dinner. Stats on this were nice. 120 calories and 18 grams of protein. I like crab, so I thought this would be a good option.
Note the picture and how there is a large fillet over a small amount of stuffing. This is the reality:
The fish was 2 tiny chunks stuck on either side of a wad of stuffing. Needless to say, the fish was totally dried out. I kind of liked the stuffing, but I will not be getting this again. I could not wait to get to my pear tonight…
John’s granola he made up today found a home on some cooked up strawberry rhubarb filling. A pseudo cobbler!
Today was a rest day from exercise as we have a 40 miler planned for tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!