Black bean, roasted corn, and avocado salad on a bed of red quinoa. -From the box of Organic Red Quinoa from Trader Joe’s.
I substituted baby heirloom tomatoes for the grape tomatoes, because they looked better. The cilantro dressing really makes this dish tasty.
The first kayak of the season was delightful, the G7 performed brilliantly in its underwater housing and the frogs posed nicely for their close ups on Collins Pond in Harold Parker State Park. See it a little bigger at The Photo Week.
I took a moment to stop and visit the flowers this week at the Stevens-Coolidge Place here in North Andover. It was a little past prime but the colors, shapes, and sizes were still sensational. Take a peek at a slightly bigger image:
The temperature is rising, the floods are over, the tree buds are popping, the tulips and daffodils are sprouting, lawnmowers (and in our case, chainsaws) are fired up, and the PEEPS are here! The signs of spring are here (and bigger here)
Canon 7d, 28-135mm zoom lens.
I’m doing my part to will spring this way with a visit to the Boston Flower and Garden Show this week. We were treated to lots and lots of pretty flowers, inspiring gardens, water features, patios, and unbelievable floral displays. See it a little bigger!
I went looking for eagles and instead found Lowell’s Boat Shop, the oldest continuously operating boat shop in the United States! Who knew a place with such history was just up the road, very cool!! I’m looking forward to going back in the spring –next week?- to make a scale model of the historic Banks Dory!!
Carrot and Pesto muffins with an Arugula salad topped with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatos, spanish olives, roasted peppers, almonds, and pepperoncinis (my faves!) tossed in a whole grain mustard vinaigrette. And for all of you concerned with my calorie intake, (thank you) a coffee, heath, and banana milk shake with a joe-joe topper rounds out this delicious dinner.
Canon G7, Macro, Iso: 400, 1/30s, f4.o.