Friday, March 29, 2013

Lacy and ethereal, the easy way out and sheer pleasure

- The lacy trees, looking so ethereal.  It seemed as if every park and front yard had a just flowering tree in it during my commute yesterday.

- Giving up the notion of making food for a communal Maundy Thursday dinner and stopping on the way home to buy something to take to it.  Lemon Orzo Salad with spinach, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts.  It was a hit!  When asked if I would share the recipe, I shared that one could get it at Fresh Market anytime.

- A colorfully dressed young girl riding full out on her bicycle, clearly with an urgent destination, but a look of the sheer pleasure in riding on her face.

That 20 mile commute begins again in less than an hour and there's always something to see.  :)  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


LL Cool Joe said...

I hope you have a wonderful Easter break doing all the things you love Lynn. :)

Chatty Crone said...

GA is beautiful right now. Just wanted to stop by and say hello and wish you a blessed Easter. Sandie

sage said...

I'm flying to the Carolinas on Easter evening--looking forward to seeing some of those blooms! Your fruit salad treat sounded good.

TALON said...

Your observation of the girl on the bike brought vivid memories of the joy of riding a bike and zooming along!

Happy Easter, Lynn! I hope it is a beautiful one for you.

Riot Kitty said...

Nom! I want lemon orzo salad.

happygirl said...

Happy Easter, my friend. I love buying food for pot lucks. I'm looking forward to bike riding. C'mon spring!

Betty said...

The salad sounds lovely and I wish I could have seen the cyclist. Thank you!

Elephant's Child said...

Happy Easter. I love your blossom trees - and isn't it magical the way all of a sudden they are ALL out. Such a treat. And I would also like that salad.

Snaggle Tooth said...

No flowering trees here yet- Thanks for sharing yours. Sounds like a good salad to try. I used to like bike riding in the city growing up. Here tho it's more dangerous without sidewalks or bike lanes, n everyone speeding on narrow roads. Hope your week-end is full of Easter fun (at least some Cadbury eggs!

Joanne said...

Can you tell those flowering trees to send to message to the trees up north to get going? So pretty!

G. B. Miller said...

Nice to see that spring has sprung elsewhere for a change. :D

Have a glorious Easter.

Leonora said...

Have a wonderful Easter Lynn!

I've had that lemon orzo salad from fresh market and it was good : )

Lynn said...

Joe -

Thank you - there was no break here, but I do love Easter Sunday and will be liturgist at church this morning.

Sandie -

Happy Easter, Sandie!

Sage -

How nice - it should be beautiful there.

Talon -

She came zooming around a corner with her hair flying behind her. I thought the same thing - memories.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Is there Fresh Market up there?

happygirl -

Happy Easter! I know, c'mon spring!

Betty -

It was lovely - there was about one service left and I enjoyed it for dinner on Friday.

Elephant's Child -

Yes - as if they all that a discussion below ground. "It's time!"

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

A Cadbury Egg is a once a year treat, and I treated myself to one yesterday. :) Happy Easter!

Joanne -

You've got a few weeks to go, but they will be beautiful when they do arrive.

G -

Same with you - it's coming.

Leonora -

Isn't Fresh Market great? I love that salad - it's a keeper.

Betty Manousos said...

dear lynn,

a very happy easter to you and yours!

big hugs

Jannie Funster said...

I like those kinds of recipes. :) No fuss, no muss.

Happy Easter, Lynn Dear. Many blessings of the day to you.


Ileana said...

Beautiful trees and I like your answer when asked to share the recipe. :)

PS - Pine nuts rock!

Lynn said...

Betty -

I hope your Easter was good. Big hugs to you!

Jannie -

The peace that came with giving up the notion of frantically cooking was amazing.

Good to see you!


Ily -

Best kind of recipe. :)

Granny Annie said...

My commute was often a long one and I did enjoy always looking for a new sight.