Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lost and found, spooky tree and orzo salad

- This lovely bouquet was an impulse buy at Whole Foods over the weekend - I was quite dazzled by the array of bouquets and just had to buy one.  Sometime during the drive home, I was changing out CDs for the audiobook I'm listening to and dropped one between the seats.  And look what I found when I looked under the front seat to retrieve it - the eyebrow / eyeliner pencil there on the left.  It is a great one and I thought it was lost forever. (It photo bombed the flower photo so ended up in the post, as well.)  :)

- I titled this photo "Spooky Tree".  It was a dreary morning for a walk on Saturday, but friend Laura and I forged ahead anyway, despite the drizzle, at the humorously named (I think anyway) Mountain Park Park.  (It's a park within the nearby community of Mountain Park.)  Click to enlarge - I love that someone hung a bird house on this enormous tree, which is showing its spring foliage after a winter rest.

- On Sunday morning I was thinking the day stretched ahead of me without much to do and then remembered the luncheon at church, for which I had promised to bring a salad.  I looked in my pantry and spotted whole wheat orzo and Googled "orzo salad".  This one came up first - the Pioneer Woman's Mediterranean Orzo Salad.  I was pleased that I had every ingredient called for (except for fresh parsley - I substituted fresh spinach.)  It was a hit!  And it made a good desk lunch on Monday.  This one is a keeper, I think.


sage said...

Flowers, a unique tree, and what appears to be a tasty salad--all good things!

Joanne said...

Love the fresh flavors in that orzo salad! And yay for finding your eyeliner!!

Elephant's Child said...

Love the bird house in the tree. And hope that a family of birds finds it.
Yay for finding the lost - and for fresh salads.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - love all the photos - and yes finding things that could have been lost is a treat .. while the bouquet looks gorgeous. That tree is amazing .. while orzo salad looks delicious - when I see it I buy an orzo salad - so good .. and yes I know I could make it - but I don't eat a lot of carbs ..

Cheers Hilary

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE fresh Flowers and especially when they are in Bunch, like these......GREAT Tree! Beautiful in such a special way.....That salad ooks quite yummy, too!

Thanks so much for your very very sweet and kind words, my dear.....!

Lady Fi said...

That tree is just gorgeous!

Cloudia said...


ALOHA from Honolulu,

Lee said...

Photo-bombing eyeliners! What next? It was obviously overjoyed at being found.

It's clear how difficult to resist those bunches of flowers must have been...if they were all as beautiful as the one you chose. :)

Riot Kitty said...

So I saw the post title out of the corner of my eye and thought it said "spooky salad!" That made me curious.

Once again, I wasn't hungry at all, and then I came to your blog, and...

I love the top photo, btw. I didn't even see the eyeliner until I read your funny line about photobombing!

PS Curious about why you'd like to dump that truck of manure on your ex's head. Email me!

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a beautiful tree, I hope some bird family is happy in that little house!

The salad looks delicious

desk49 said...

A bouquet
A tree
A lunch to be

A pencil for the eye
A house for to hide
A salad on the side

A photo bomb
A winder rest
A lunching best

G. B. Miller said...

Absolutely love those kind of salads, as it's one of the few ways I'm willing to eat fresh vegetable.

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