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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mosaic Monday ~ Early Spring Garden Walk and Enchiladas

We had a beautiful Saturday this weekend and I spent a few hours in the yard weeding and ruffling the dirt to make it pretty. I took the opportunity to snap a few shots.



Here's the view coming into the back yard


And my mini path...


Some of my earlier tulips are open


And the daffodils are still blooming


Raindrops were still hanging on when I made my walk around


But the sun was shining


And it made for a sparkly effect


And seemed to intensify the color in these flowering pink currants


Lenten Roses still looking beautiful a week before Easter


I just love this time of the year


When so many things are happening in my flower garden


I always wonder why I don't plant more of the spring bulbs in the fall


Because color like this sure does make my day


After a little work I had a light lunch...dill rye, havarti and cucumber sandwich


But tonight (Sunday) after a cooler rainier day I was in the mood for comfort food so whipped up some enchiladas. I used a recipe I've posted about before (see it HERE), but made a few changes...using corn tortillas instead of flour, chipotles in adobe sauce instead of the green salsa (chop up the chipotles) and Chipotle cheddar cheese instead of plain cheddar. The smokiness of the chipotle was awesome. Can't wait for leftovers at lunch tomorrow!



I'm joining in on Mosaic Monday today over at Little Red House. Go check out the cool mosaics that other bloggers have shared.

26 comments:

Bobbi said...

Hi, very nice mosaic picture! I also loveee your backyard! I hope that your week is a wonderful one and that you have a very Happy Easter!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Kuntry Girl Flower Farm said...

Beautiful photos! Your back yard is to die for. I'll be looking forward to seeing more photos as your garden continues to come to life. Don't ya just love this time of year? :) P.S. That sandwich and the enchilada both look delicious!

~Jessica

Day4plus said...

What a great colorful mosaic. I love this time of the year with all the Spring flowers just abloomin' rain or shine.

Next time you are blasting up this way--let me know and if nothing else I could wave. MB

Tyra i Vaxholm said...

Hi, and congratulation to the best ost of todays mosaics...great stuff!

Tyra

Tyra's Garden

Regina said...

Delightful blooms and mosaic!
Have a wonderful week.

Regina

Riet said...

Beautiful flower pictures and mosaic. I love the tulips with the little raindrops on them. Outstanding

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hi Suzy. Sure enjoyed the tour around your garden. I almost have tulips. I am watching them very close so to get a good shot as soon as the color shows through. We are having all our family here Sunday, a big family, and I do love to have the flowers in bloom. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods.
QMM

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Seeing your garden is the closest I'll be to the outside today...it is so rainy and wet here...thanks for sharing it with us...have a wonderful week.

Rettabug said...

What fabulous photos of your flowers! What I wouldn't give for a backyard like yours...it is just luscious. Our development is maintenance *free*...meaning WE pay for someone else to do the work. Lots of restrictions & rules about plantings. :(

I'll just have to enjoy yours instead!

Dishesdone said...

Suzy, gorgeous flowers, your garden is always so pretty! and the sandwich and the enchiladas look delicious! Now you have me craving a cheese sandwich!

Kristen said...

The mosaic is beautiful...spring in the NW is so full of color.

Debbie said...

I am in garden bliss right now!~ Those pictures where outstanding! Beautiful mosaic, enjoy your Monday!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh, Suzy! Your garden looks so lush and green already! We don't have any leaves on anything yet. I saw a couple hellebores with buds but nothing besides the early irises and crocus blooming here. I love this time of year too (at least the anticipation of it)!

Are you sure you're not Danish with that cucumber and Havarti sandwich? :)

Laurie said...

Oh, your garden satisfies my soul with color and texture - beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Laurie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your garden is lovely as is your beautiful mosiac!! Love spring!
*hugs*deb

Cynthia said...

Suzy, thank you for the lovely Monday walk. I enjoyed every step along the way. I'd prefer to see your beautiful gardens in real life but virtually will have to do.

I'm particularly fond of the mini path ...

Your light lunch sounds delicious and dinner looks pretty tasty too.

Mrs. P. said...

Such beautiful flowers....I love them all but am especially fond of Bleeding Hearts..so pretty!

Blessings!
Gail

Mimi said...

Beautiful tulips...love them with the raindrops balancing on the petals.

Kathleen said...

The garden looks beautiful! I am jealous of all your bloomers!
Dinner looks good too!

Foley said...

I can just picture you "ruffling" the dirt..just how do you do that !! LOL
Your blooms are beau - I'm hoping the bleeding heart you sent me comes up this year...I'll keep you posted!

32˙North said...

What a wonderful garden! All your hard work pays off when the flowers bloom so bountifully!

Amanda

A Grain of Salt said...

Suzy, I am so jealous of your blooms. All beautiful! Enchiladas look good too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your flowers are so pretty. yard looks so green. We are not that far along just yet. Dinner looks pretty good also. :)

EG Wow said...

What a gorgeous mosaic. Spring is absolutely beautiful in your part of the world right now!

Mary said...

Suzy, your garden is gorgeous! LOVE those Lenten roses! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Marsha said...

Wow, you have so much beauty in your gardens already! Just gorgeous, I am a teensy bit envious I must say.

The enchalidas look wonderful too :)

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