1. From our window
As Tonia and her family were watching deer this week,
we were watching
this little guy
Not quite so delicate and lovely as deer but cute in a waddling sort of way.
I apologize for the blurry picture – but I didn’t want to call him back
or ask him to turn around for a better pose.
When you have one of these little guys heading away from your house,
you don’t want to stop him.
Here’s a better shot from Wikipedia.
or maybe you remember this romantic character?
Ahhh … la belle femme skunk fatale!!
When I was growing up we didn’t have Saturday morning cartoons.
I used to read about them in the comics and I was so envious.
We only had one station and one cartoon show.
Every Saturday at 5pm, you’d find my brother and me
glued to the screen (black and white of course)
laughing along with Bugs, Elmer Fudd, Daffy, Wiley Coyote
and my favourite,
the hopelessly romantic, Pepe Le Pew.
2. The Birthday Saga continues:
A beautiful basket garden from my sister and her family in TO.
3. Books from my sweet boy and DIL in London
Three from one of my favourite British authors – Alison Uttley
Country Things, Our Village and Magic In My Pocket.
Country Things is an old hard cover copy with lovely illustrations by C F Tunnicliffe
On the inside I discovered this inscription:
To Miss Dyke
Wishing you a happy Christmas
from Renee, John and Judith
I love that!
Who was Miss Dyke?
A teacher? A governess? A lonely spinster?
A delicious mystery.
4. Our bird-feeding tree – for so long we were only getting the occasional visitor.
Now, all of a sudden, it’s bird-feeding central.
Not the best picture but I wanted to show you how many birds we are getting
(isn’t that basketball net a sign of faith?? 🙂
I counted 8 in the tree at one time but couldn’t fit them all in the picture.
and that’s not counting the juncos who love to pick up the scattered seeds on the ground.
Let’s not make any comments about the s**w
although I will mention that today the sun is shining
with the temperature rising to a balmy 11C!
and I’ve heard another oldtimer’s saying that takes away a little of the s**w sting:
“New snow takes the old”
Do you ever wonder why Islanders have so many of these sayings???
5. and here you go – another delicious recipe.
Simple, light and lemony – a perfect spring dessert.
from Lost Recipes by Marion Cunningham – page 191:
~ This lovely dessert is an old favourite of mine from days past. The batter is mixed together in one bowl and the magic transformation happens in the oven – a creamy lemon pudding forms on the bottom and light sponge cake emerges on top ~
(LOL! Suzanne caught it – I forgot to add the measurements … honestly – it must be something to do with 50+ Here is the correct version. I double-checked!)
- Mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 cup flour in bowl.
- Add 4 Tbsp melted butter, 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, grated peel of 1 lemon and 3 egg yolks
- Stir until thoroughly blended
- Add 1 and 1/2 cup milk
- In separate bowl, beat 3 egg whites with 1/4 cup sugar until stiff but not dry
- Fold beaten whites into the lemon mixture
- Pour into greased 8 in square pan
- Bake at 350 for 45 min or until lightly browned
- Serve with whipped cream if desired
Hope you enjoyed this little Island visit.
For more Friday fun, drop over to see our charming hostess Suzanne, at Living to Tell the Story.
with love to you,