The hummingbirds have arrived. I saw one yesterday. They are so tiny and amazing. I know when I see one it's a reminder to slow down and take time breathe. Just like so many of us, my life can become the boxes in my calendar if I'm not careful.
I'm really grateful for the tiny moments-the hummingbird was in front of me for about 2 minutes. It was long enough for me to shift my perspective, and change my whole day.
Lately I have been going through my mother's things. She had a collection of Oaxacan
clothing, ala Frida Kahlo that she loved, and wore. I've decided to make art out of some of the dresses
and blouses. The colors are amazing. They remind me of the beach, time slowing down,
time with my mom, and how important handwork is in so many cultures.
Over the Christmas holidays I found this amazing book, not a cookbook, but it has recipes in it.The author is
Mimi Thorisson. She has a farm in France, in the Medoc region. I recommend the book, and this recipe.
Tomates Farcis. The tomatoes become soft and roasty, and it is deliciously provencal tasting. I love this photo.
The blue and white dish reminds me of my sister-in-law's Blue Willow china. Feels like home, and family.
I love the saying "the earth laughs with flowers." It seems so this time of year, here in Cleveland. I saw the
first tiny Lily-of-the-Valley blooms yesterday on my walk. On the first of May, the hawaiian tradition is to give out lei's.
They are so fragrant, and everyone you see is wearing at least a few. I love this tradition-celebrating the bounty of
flowers, the craft and the artisans, the spirit of the islands, and the beginning of the season.