We packed a wicker picnic basket with some sandwiches and fruit
popped in our water bottles
got in our car and drove out to Sayward Beach.
The sand was warm and soft
there was a gentle breeze blowing, blue skies and sunshine.
There were only a handful of people there...
it didn't take us long to find a quiet spot to eat.
listening to the waves as they crashed along the shore
the cries of the gulls
the warmth of the sun
the ripples on the sea
a lovely lunch and a perfect spot to bring the grandchildren
which we will do when we are allowed to gather safely again.
I bought two new David Austin roses on Easter weekend.
Imogen and Boscobel
We planted them in large black pots
placed them inside the new deer fence
on the gravel.
Our Star Magnolia is in bloom.
Roasted tomatoes and garlic are ready for a pasta dish.
Saute: 1 diced onion, 2 ribs of celery sliced thinly, 1 red pepper diced
in olive oil until softened.
Add: the roasted tomatoes and garlic
1 can of San Marzano tomatoes
1 tsp. red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
2 tsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Simmer for about an hour.
Cook dried or fresh pasta, drain and add sauce
Top with a fresh grating of reggiano parmigiano
My "to be read" Book Stack.
What are you reading?
I've been reading less as I am walking more.
Walking is a healthy habit that many people have recently embraced especially because it is a safe activity during Covid.
Many wear masks now when walking as some of the parks are busy and crowded...
I try to walk in quieter areas.
We are experiencing an uptick in the number of covid cases...
the 3rd wave has hit Canada.
Vaccinations are ongoing and we should be eligible for our shots in a few weeks.
It has been a tough year for all of us.
I am so looking forward to moving on and seeing friends and family safely.
How are things going where you live?
Hope that your week is off to a great start.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~