i love brisbane in the spring time …
There are times when I dream wistfully of snowy days, fields of snowdrops, forests of red and gold … but when September visits, there is no place I would rather be than right here. Oh … early spring in Brisbane is bliss. The special slant of the warm sun, the gorgeously speckled breeze, the cheerful rosellas, the trees all bursting with their luminous flowers one after another (you can practically tell which week it is in Brisbane Spring according to which tree is flowering at that moment!). And I know that it is all the richer because the feeling of the air and sun and the delight of the colours are embedded in my concious, in who I am, in all of my memories … When I am away from Brisbane, it is this time of year I miss the most.
Cello picnic at this time of year is a delight … in fact, today, we were 10 minutes late for the lesson, we were so engrossed in our picnic and book :-)
Fresh still-warm bread, cold butter, apricot jam, sweet strawberries, and milk.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate … a wonderful, wonderful book. My goodness, can this woman write! Her descriptions are exquisitely vivid and funny, her characters endearing, and the manner in which she slips in a wonderful love of science just delightful!
I too have a new book – Feeding the Whole Family : Cooking with Whole Foods. What a find! (thanks SouleMama) So much thoughtful and sensible information. Great recipes … and most of the recipes offer suggestions for what else goes well with it to make a wholesome and healthful meal.
We’ve just eaten the Stuffed Chicken Breast with a the Succulent Supper Salad and Red Pepper Relish – yum! YUM! It was easy – time consuming, but easy – to prepare and really good to eat. And – between the three recipes, we ate over 20 different whole foods – something I’ve read that is important in maintaining good nutritional health.
But no crafting today. No, I spent the day under the house – another uniquely Brisbane thing – tidying, rearranging, sorting, oragnising – very heavy, dirty and tiring work but after one trip to the dump (eeek … I hate contributing to landfill) and one to Lifeline, deeply satisfying and now we can actually walk around under the house without injuring ourselves.
A good day.