What May Brings

May

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”
–  Robert Frost

I feel this poem reflects how quickly time passes. It seems as though it was just last week that we were talking about New Year’s goals. Each month I have spent time reviewing my goals, updating and adding new ones. I have found this to keep me on task and even challenge me to new heights. I want to thank you dear readers for encouraging and reading along.

As I peek into May I get a glimpse of a busy and diverse month. In our family May has more birthday’s than any other. We will celebrate the births of my son, brother, niece, nephew and our granddaughter. I expect this will bring a few photo opportunities as we take Piper to the circus and for her first carousel ride.

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My husband has picked up the planks to build two raised beds that I intend to grow some vegetables in. More photo opportunities here.

We will be honoring the mother’s of our two soon to be born grandchildren at a baby shower. Yet more photo’s.

I plan to honor my chosen profession of nursing this month as we celebrate Nurse’s week from May 6-12th. I hope to bring a couple of guest posts as well as a few posts of my own.

The Foodies also have tentative plans for a late May gathering to kick-off summer. You can check out our other adventures on the newly created Foodie page. I think I will begin to add recipes our favorite prepared dishes.

Finally, at least for now are our plans to travel to the Delaware Water Gap next weekend to take part in a digital photography course. I have high expectations for this weekend. I am sure I will have marvelous things to share when I return.

Landscape in April

Above is a photo in our backyard last weekend. The colors are popping out all over the place.

What plans do you have for the month of May?

Falls Harvest

We are a group of friends who love the joy of creating food as much eating it. As a result we started a Supper Club, or as we call it a Foodies Group.

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Last night we celebrated Fall’s Abundant Harvest.

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The afternoon started off with some hummus, cucumber yogurt dip and veggies.

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Who among us can cook a fine meal and not indulge in the sweet tastes of fall brews? Not us…

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The harvest brought us Butternut Squash Soup as the first course.

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The Cornish Game hens were grilled after a brush with a glaze made of apricot jelly and brandy.

Thanks guys for “manning” the grill.

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Our main course was accompanied by some mashed fall vegetables. Very tasty indeed.

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We laughed and danced all through the meal.

Laughter and dancing aboundsOnly the freshest ingredients

Whose Glasses are those anyway?Hilary and Paige

We did have one little mishap with the caramel topping for the dessert. It was still finger licking good.

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I am reminded of the stories of Jesus reclining at the table with his disciples enjoying the food and the wine. Isn’t fellowship SWEET?!

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