Blooms in the Forest
Rain dripped in the early morning. By the time I got up, it had stopped. I met a friend at the base of Mt. Doug and together we walked along the trail at the bottom of this urban park, then climbed up to the top. The view was grey.
On the forest floor, however, the colours are intense. A fawn lily looks shyly downwards as droplets bead on her petals.
I recently purchased Adobe Photoshop Elements. The learning curve is steep. Very steep. There is a lot of online support and it will take me some time to figure out enough to feel comfortable.
Miner's Lettuce (claytonia perfoliata) is an edible green that is found throughout Vancouver Island. It's crisp and juicy, and if you can find it growing outside of a park, it makes a crunchy addition to a green salad. As you might guess from its common name, it was eaten by gold miners during the Gold Rush to prevent scurvy.
I was surprised to see the Henderson Shooting Stars in bloom already. It's an early spring, again.
Tomorrow is Good Friday and Easter weekend is upon us. Tuesday I'll be back at school. These two weeks have gone by in a flash - not everything on my list was accomplished - but there were hikes and family times and those are most important.
There will be remembrance on Good Friday and many preparations on Saturday - Paska buns to bake, an Easter egg hunt to organize, a guest room to prepare, and dinner to concoct.
We'll be having:
Raisin Sauce AND Sweet Mustard Sauce
Grated Carrot Salad
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Black Forest Torte
There are two sauces because, after all, it's TRADITION. What's on your menu for the weekend?
I wish all of my readers the joy and hope of Easter.