Raindrops

IMG_9701 (3)So you said it is raining again…well yes we have had a fair share of rain this spring and yes summer…Thunderstorms are usually here too.

So the one good thing is the grass …well the weeds are growing like mad.

 

I always have had a interrest in taking water droplet picture in the hope one day I can see the reflection of me in them …no luck so far. Or I just have not mastered the technic of this yet. I am hopeful one day I get it right.

But here I think these pictures are not to bad….really love the spiderweb and the funny end bloom of the Clematis flower.

 

 

Also genug mit dem Regenwetter … gut ist es schon doch haben in diesem Frühjahr einen fairen Anteil an Regen gehabt und ja immer noch obwohl es Sommer ist! Gewitter kommen halt auch dazu. Lach das Gras … sowie die Unkräuter wachsen wie wild.

Ich habe immer ein Interesse an Wassertropf und bin in der Hoffnung eines Tages die Reflexion von mir in eine Regentropfe zu sehen. … kein Glück so weit. Oder ich habe die Technik noch nicht beherrscht. 

Diese Bilder sind aber recht gut  … das Spinnennetz und die  ende Blüte der Clematis Blume gefallen mir besonders gut.IMG_9707

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My “150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

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“150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

White And Red I thought…..but Yellow and Red mine are…

Smile “Nature”  has it’s own way.

They where to be pure white with red. Was it to be red Maple Leaves from what I hear?

File 2017-05-31, 3 51 16 PMMagical I guess they are now.

I was kind of surprised too when the one of 50 bulbs I planted last Fall opened up YELLOW with red markings….

Really?! was my first initial thought…..

Finally…today we have some sunshine for my 50 Tulips to all open up…and it looks like I have more than 50 heads yehhh……yes all in light yellow… but one. Look at the one that looks like Micky Mouse Ears.

very pretty and with jagged edges… like someone did some paper cutting all though the edges.

Have to say there is not much white to them ….but who cares they are pretty and

on really super tall stems too. I hope they will last for at least two weeks.

And I am sure we all will have a fun 150 Year Canada 

even if our tulips are Yellow with Red…

Happy 150 Year Canada…

Fresh Rhubarb

File 2017-05-17, 12 40 02 PMYes finally something fresh again from my garden….Rhubarb is ready for some good stuff. I love to make this flan we call “Weihe” in Switzerland. So yummy and soooo easy to make too. File 2017-05-17, 12 39 45 PM

Make a pastry from flour, butter, water, vinegar and salt. Let it rest for about 1 hour in fridge. Roll the pastry out and place in backing dish, add the cut up rhubarb. Place in oven for 10 min. Now add the egg,milk and sugar mix to the flan backing in oven  for another 45 min or till egg mixture is solid.

Ohhh sooo yummy

 

Happy Mother’s Day

img_4020Wishing you all a sunshine filled Day.

“Happy Mother’s Day”

to all the blessed Mothers out in this big beautiful world.

No matter where your Mother is remember she loves You with all her heart.

She is Your sunshine and believes in You

Antigua Holidays

 

IMG_2824Spending some time together with my hubby…yehhhh just him and I in the beautiful Island of Antigua. I tell You I was in paradise for sure.

Sooo miss it now…:-)))

The ocean turquoise blue and so clear and warm. The resort “St.James Club and Villas” truly a fantastic place.

Let me tell you the people just sooooo happy all the time…but how could you not living in the sunshine all the time and having the sound of the evening crickets chirp you to sleep. IMG_3859 Once the crickets stop you know it is time to get up!!!….and the birds start to sing….as you hear the surf of the ocean hit the shore and the palm leaves swing in the wind…So Peaceful and relaxing.

We where able to go onto two snorkeling trips. One with a catamaran along the Caribbean side of the Ocean that we booked and one right from our resort.  Guess what, that trip we won at Monday nights mangers party …luck us the ocean was calm on the second last day of our holidays.

IMG_3811Conch shells where lots to be found…smiles without the conch in it and to get the pink colour one had to find the one that was still housing the conch in it…and hubby dove down to the ocean floor several times to find some for us….We had seen a stingray and several schools of beautiful fishes even two big barracuda where close to us too…..

I think the pictures will tell you a story all on its own.

I sure can tell you I really miss that part of our world…and I am happy to say all that rain has finally stopped that we have been getting since we came back …..so I can be outside again enjoying my gardening now all is green… (cry not ocean blue….)

Memories are beautiful to have too….one day we will be back.

 

 

Rhubarb & Plum Jam

file-2016-09-12-7-03-31-pmHome made Rhubarb with Plum Jam…

 yummysweetinmytummy…

Really so fast and super easy to make in less than one hour. Had cut up rhubarb in my freezer from June. what to do with all this growth of rhubarb I ask myself that time. Freezer it was. Ahhh, now the Plums are coming….so cut them all up with skin attached even better.file-2016-09-12-7-05-10-pm

 

 

 

 

So 1 kilo fruit 500 gram white sugar and off in the pot to cook ….and wow sooooo good. pour the am into already hot maison jars, lid on, and cool.  Once cooled I store them in the freezer. Good for a year for sure if you do not eat it before.

ps this gave me 3 -4 smaller jars.

 


 

file-2016-09-12-7-19-55-pmHausgemachte Rhabarber mit Pflaumen Konfiture …

soooo yummysweetinmytummy …

Wirklich so schnell und super einfach in weniger als einer Stunde zu machen. Hatte seit Juni geschnittene Rhabarber in meinem Gefrierschrank. Was mache ich mit all diesem Wachstum von Rhabarber, frage ich mich zu der Zeit. Ap in die Gefriertruhe!!  Ahhh, jetzt heisst es “Pflaumen” los geht es diese in Stücke zu schneiden sogar besser mit der Haut. Lach bei mir gingen diese in den Zyliss. So 1 Kilo Früchte messen,  500 Gramm Weißzucker und ab in den Topf zu kochen …. und wow Die Konfitüre ist fertig und sooooo gut. in die heissen Glässer abfüllen und verschliessen dann abwarten bis sie kalt sind und ap in den Eischschrank. Dort beibt diese  gute fuer ein Jahr sicher wenn Du sie nicht vorher isst.

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After 30-40 min all ready to be filled up into the hot glasses, lid on, cooling off (pop goesthe lid) and next day ready to go into freezer.

 

Our Backyard Life

IMG_7524With this summer so gorgeous we have had all kind of visitors in our backyard. Here are some of our regulars that stop by. A Cardinal and a red & black Squirl, numerous amounts of chipmunks and rabits. I thought I have seen it all..but get this!2013-07-31 15.23.45 In the past month we had a groundhog on the deck. Four raccoons in the trees and yes a skunk just wondering up the driveway and on another evening just wondering though the lawn as I and hubby sat quietly enjoying a summer evening together on the deck.IMG_7528

IMG_7610Mit diesem Sommer so herrlich warm oder soll ich eher ” heiss” sagen, gibt es alle Arten von Besuchern in unserem Garten. Hier sind einige unserer Stammgästen….

Im letzten Monat hatten wir ein Murmeltier auf dem Sitzplatz, sowie vier Waschbären in dem Baum. Ja auch ein Stinktier spazierte unsem Parkplatz entlang. An einem anderen Abend  war es sogar in unserme Garten und watschelte  so ruhig durch den Rasen als mein Mann und ich unseren Sommerabend zusammen auf dem Deck genießen wollten….ap ins Hause heiste es dann!

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Just about to chump
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In action …love it

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Bis bald wieder