Monday, May 16, 2016

Flowers. Cards. Water Pond, Food

Hi there everyone. Hope you are having some nice days. I think it will finally feel like spring this week. Maybe I will get some things done outside this week. I have been enjoying my flowers....tulips, but they are starting to poop out now. It's a good thing I took some pictures of them before the rabbits and frost got them. The flower below, is actually a store bought bouquet that I treated myself to for Mother's Day. It's still sitting on the dinning room table, but it's little petals are starting to fall on the table.
My variegated pretty, but for some reason the rabbit thinks it is food. Good thing I took a picture this day, because the next day they were down like the rabbit thought he was a lumberjack and "timber" they fell to the ground. (darn wabbit!)
My pink variegated tulips....I think I planted these the first couple of years we were living in this house and they are still going strong.
Pretty yellow tulips.
My pink tulips.
My orange tulips. I think I need some white and red tulips, maybe I should plant some this fall.
Here is a card I finished last night. I bought a new die cut which makes these cute little flowers, a nice little card for Thinking of you notes or birthdays.
Got my pond going the other the sound of water trickling. I had to tip the bond back upside and replace the rock around the pond. There's a few rocks that I need to have JP move, too heavy for me. I don't want to get another hernia.
So here is another Blue Apron meal I made the other day....very yummy and tasty. "Pork Tteokbokki with Asparagus and Spicy Black Bean Sauce" I didn't make it as spicy as it called for, so JP ate it with pleasure.

The asparagus was cut, blanched and drained thoroughly. Ginger and the bottom part of two scallions was cooked in oil with salt and pepper. Add the ground pork and cook till browned. Rice cakes (These rice cakes are Korean-a deliciously chewy ingredient often shaped and prepared much like a rice noodle) have been boiling in water till tender then added to the mixture along with 1/4 cup of the rice cake water. Then add the blanched asparagus, black bean sauce, soy glaze and half the reserved rice cake water and as much of gochujang as you like....(that is the spice). Cook a few minutes more, then divide between 2 dishes and garnish with the green tops of the scallions.....Enjoy! Yep we sure did.
Tonight I am making Zucchini pancakes for JP's dinner along with some left-overs. Bought a cantaloupe a few days ago and still have to cut into that. So I guess JP's dinner will be a modge-podge of things to eat tonight. 

Tomorrow, I have to go to the store and get some meds for JP and will probably tackle some weeds. I did get my front porch water fountain going.....yay! Now it is time to sit on the front porch, that is Kylie's favorite place to watch the world go by.

Wednesday, I have a date with card making you probably will see those cards on Thursday or Friday.

Well, you have a great day and keep looking up......better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise


Pom Pom said...

Hi Louise! The card you made is gorgeous!
You sound as if you have the same garden plans as I do. First pull weeds. Your BA meals sound yummy.

Susie said...

Louise, I loved your flowers. So pretty. Yes, I have a few ding-dang rabbits around here, I need to haul away.. I just hate that they are nibbling on everything. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Brenda in IN said...

Those red and yellow tulips are just gorgeous. All the tulips are so pretty. I think they are pretty hardy. At our other house I left them alone and they got so tall I had to cut them down. It's a shame about the rabbits. They really love gardens, be it flowers or vegetables. Your card is very pretty.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Pom Pom....glad you could stop by. pulling weeds was not my favorite job..thinking a little "round up" will be used also.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Susie....gonna miss my tulips but more flowers will follow...I need to get more perenials growing in my gardens....they will take care of themselves.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda.....I need to transplant some tulip bulbs....I have a little patch of flowers and weeds, I think I will have JP mow it all down and start over. These weeds can be overwhelming at times. Thanks on the card.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Louise..
OH love the flowers and the one in the pic
you bought for yourself is amazing !!
love the pretty banner and your cards too..
big hugs,Patty

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty...Hope you are well, don't see you too much. I shall stop by today and I can finally comment on other blogs now. Thanks on the flowers.


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