Saturday, April 24, 2010
For those of you who are asking what is a dual flush toilet? It is a way to save water every time you flush. There is a button for solids and a button for liquids. Hence, every time you just tinkle you don't use as much water. If you have an old toilet and would like to convert it, it is really easy. It took George about 15 minutes. It is a win-win situation - you save water and money at the same time.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Then I realized I should draw a daffodil in honor of Daffodil Mania week. And as luck would have it the Order for Daffodils is "Asparagales!" I lucked out! Incredibly, the family is Amaryllidaceae so I had my choice. Some things were just meant to be.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Daffodils by William Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but gay,
In such a jocund company!
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Its so nice to be able use flowers from the yard. Although I sometimes curse the previous owners of our house for planting such a huge garden that constantly needs tending, I owe them a big thank you because I love the flowers.
Friday, April 9, 2010
The day after the daffodils came up two weeks ago we had a big frost and they all fell over. I was so sad and thought that might be the end. But they recovered nicely and it has been a great daffodil season. In honor of them I have decided to have a daffodil related post every day this week.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The other day he made them and added a new ingredient that is now my favorite - artichokes. I happened to have my camera handy so here are the photos.
First he rolls out the dough.
Then you cook them and they are ready to eat!
If you would like a copy of George's empanada recipe you can download a pdf here.
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