01 March 2013

March 1, 2013

March is here with longer days
(sure noticed this last evening as we were making our way home
 from IKEA, near PDX),
happier koi
(well maybe it is just me that is happier),
daphne getting closer to blooming,
sunlight breaking through the clouds as I type this,
hopefully more days with windows opened like today,
'beads' of beautiful pieris,
In our home March has arrived too...
items in white, natural, ivory seem to be multiplying
making the rooms seem MUCH lighter.
Yep, shades of white...
with little splashes of color in places too:)
In the miscellaneous culinary category...
have you ever tried rosehip juice?
I had my first this morn
and thought it tasted a bit like papaya (maybe).
Speaking of tropical fruit,
I also discovered recently that I am probably NOT allergic to mango after all
after accidentally (and then purposely)
ingesting some chia clusters that had some in them.
After a brief search on the Internet
(source of all knowledge--NOT)
I found that most likely it was the skin/rind of the mango I had reacted to years ago.
Who would have guessed that it contains urushiol--my arch nemesis?
I am now looking forward to trying more mango...
very, very cautiously of course.
Well time to go eat some lefse and Danish cheese,
and check how my scientific experiment is going:)
Wishing you a blessed Friday!


by Teresa said...

Is that your pond? I wish ours was bigger and we could have more koi. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

It sure is. This one, the larger and deeper of our two ponds, is about 20 or so feet long. In fact, some of our family have swam in it before....with the koi :-)
I LOVE your pond and waterfall....it makes me want to add more boulders around ours. I also love that it has a deck.
Wasn't today nice? I hope we get some warmer weather now that it is March.
Have a great weekend Teresa.
Blessings, Aimee

Linda W. said...

Love your koi pond. We used to have koi in our little backyard pond, but a blue heron got them all. Now we have an overabundance of frogs! In just the past week, they've all come to life and croak very loudly every night. But I love the sound - it means spring is on its way.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! We've had at least 2 blue heron visit us, but they left hungry thanks to a.combination of pond depth and plant cover. They are quite impressive when you see them and always take my breath away!
I LOVE the sound of frogs croaking...can hardly wait to hear them again. They like to scare me by jumping as I walk by the upper pond...bad frogs :-)
Blessings, Aimee

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Lovely photos, Aimee. Hasn't the weather been wonderful. I have my fingers crossed that it continues through the weekend so I can do a little yard cleanup. It's a joy to be outside.

aimee said...

Thank you Cathy! I totally agree--did some yard work too earlier this week:) Good luck with yours and have a great time!
Blessings, Aimee

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