These last few days, we notice that the tops of the forests are thickening up. I am told by my young experts that if you squint your eyes and blur your vision, you will see it even better. The barely visible buds of maples, larch, cottonwoods and aspens are swelling the tips of the branches and it creates a wonderful illusion of fullness. Down on ground level, we have green sedum unfolding alongside the nodding heads of daffodils which never fails to cheer me up.
My husband is finally home for good tomorrow night…we will celebrate. The last day I had to myself I spent in the kitchen making a low carb cheesecake with almond flour crust. It is our go-to birthday dessert, a family favourite, and I made it for a submission to an on-line whole foods workshop. However, the acceptance date has come and gone and nary a word have I heard, so it is safe to share this photo here. It is a delicious recipe that comes out looking just like the photo on pinterest ~ honest!
I also spent some time this week making nature bags for our shop…Huckley is modeling the busy bees bag for the newsletter coming out tomorrow. If you want the latest on the Mama Collabortive, just subscribe to our newsletter to the right. I also have dyed up a bunch of yarn for Mother’s Day, but I’ll share that with you next week.
This morning was a misty, moisty morning so much like October and November. As the sun warms up our valley, the mist burns off, revealing a gorgeous day of bluebird skies and rising temperatures. However, the first thing we did was venture out into the hushed mist and we noticed dozens of fairy hammocks spun between branches. Dozens and dozens of gossamer webs, sparkling with dewdrops…it was all rather magical indeed. Huckley and Sunshine were delighted and rushed back indoors to write their own letters to the fairies. I wonder if they’ll respond?
Huckley doesn’t know I’m watching him…I think I will keep this photo forever!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends! May you be inspired by the extra-ordinary that surrounds you.