Thursday, January 12, 2012

Goodness, it's Thursday!

Snowflakes, or Leucojum aestivum
 Whoo, I haven't posted in a while. It's true that I came down with a nasty cold and was down for the count for a while....but even so, I spent a lot of my down time on my computer. So....what else kept me from posting?

In January, believe it or not, fuchsia "Gartenmeister Bonstedt"
Oh, I got a new I-phone and spent a lot of time figuring our how to make it work.

Or I've been following the New Hampshire primaries and am too flabbergasted by the clown-car circus show to focus on anything else?

Or work has been insane - when I go there between bouts of fever and sinus infections?

A scented geranium
But wait. Here's something nice.

All the photos are what's blooming in my front yard right now.

Early spring crocus
Here's what's baking in my oven.

Whole wheat and oat bread, left; bread with shallots and thyme, right.
There's a three-day weekend ahead, and we're looking forward to it.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

HOLY CATS, flowers in the damn yard? look at my blog right NOW, i dare ya.... and, well, I am about to bake 2 loaves meself too :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice flowers!

I'm afraid I'm months away from any flower least I've got woodpeckers.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me what is sleeping under the snow. Ah Spring, please come early.


Janet said...

ha, the only thing blooming in my yard is the dog poo no one but me ever picks up! How I wish it were lovely flowers :-)

Trying your bread recipe this weekend!

smalltownme said...

What's with all this blossoming in January? There won't be any flowers left for spring!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Nice bread! I'd love the recipe for the loaf with the shallots if you're willing to share. Crocuses make me very happy. Nice flower pics.

Gilly said...

That bread looks absolutely delicious! How do you get it so brown and shiny on the top?

And it looks as if Spring has reached you!

Cassi said...

We just said goodbye to autumn around here, a little late. Our area looks very much like Gary's, minus the dogs :-)

Last spring we had an early snowdrop peeking through the ice on March 1st.

Anonymous said...

The only thing catching my eye in our garden is the frozen pine needles. *sigh*