Sunday, March 17, 2013

Moments in time

On the whole, my weekend was quiet (and damp). I made panko breaded chicken tenders and twice-baked potatoes on Saturday night with chocolate chip oatmeal crisps for dessert. Tonight, I served a small fryer chicken stuffed with lemon and rosemary, accompanied by root vegetables, and cornbread muffins. I would hesitate to agree with anyone who said I was a good cook; I am serviceable at best. But my son seems to think I am. I will say that it’s nice to be appreciated when you make something good.

It’s also nice when you don’t have to do the dishes. {Thank you, son}.

Otherwise, all was quiet. I appreciate the silence all the more these days.


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All was silent as before -
All silent save the dripping rain.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



We found out the new squirrel-proof feeder wasn’t what it was cracked up to be.

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It's not that I'm so smart,

it's just that I stay with problems longer. 

~Albert Einstein




I enjoyed several cups of tea.


May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
~Irish Blessing




And there was another lucky wing shot.

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We do not remember days; we remember moments.

~Cesare Pavese




Hoping the week to come is good to you. I’m hoping it’s good for me, too.

Thanks for stopping by ~

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Cloudia said...

Thank you for so beautifully sharing the bone-healing silence :)

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JC said...

Like always, I enjoy what you have to say. I've been a bit under the weather and thus, quiet, is my middle name.

Love your tea cup and the birds wings.

Cooking, I'd say you were a great one. Me, I can make a mean pasta. That's about it ... so, your family is very spoiled.


Anonymous said...'s a good thing. And that tea cup is beautiful. I believe any tea in that would be comforting. Hopes for a happy week!

Nellie said...

An awesome picture of the wing of that bird!

It does sound as though you know how to come up with wonderful ideas in the kitchen. I'd say you are a better cook than you are giving yourself credit!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Lovely photos and thoughts, as always. Hope your week is a good one :) -Tammy

Michelle said...

Lovely post, Kate.

Anonymous said...

that wet tree is just glorious and glad your weekend was a gentle one.

JaneK said...

Loved all the pics and the well-matched quotes!

Thanks and happy saint paddy's day!

Cindy said...

Beautiful post! I love love love the rain photo and the quotes were beautiful too. Have a great week.

Low Tide High Style said...

Wishing you a lovely week ahead!


Anonymous said...

Me, too, for you...and me. Those glistening drops on the tree are glowingly beautiful.

GailO said...

Silence is golden... There is nothing like a nice quiet day in my mind:)

I think your cooking sound fantastic! I have been over eating all weekend and feel it right now:(

Love that rainy photo!

Annie said...

Love the tree in the rain Kate, and the cuppa looks good, what a lovely cup. Priceless.

Lovely to sit in the quiet sometimes. Sometimes it gets a bit too quiet occasionally.

Love the quotes, We don't remember days, only moments, True!

Cleaning and tidying the house to sell. ;-( Has to be done I guess. Sigh.

Love that your son is with you and you love listening to his music. Wonderful. That would be just wonderful.

Thinking of you Kate. I hope you all have a good week too!

andy said...

Sounds like u had some great food and no dishes wow you got lucky !!!!!

Lee Owenby said...

Beautiful post. I like the tree branch in the rain best. It's very unique.

Have a good Monday!

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful post! Every quote and every image is a WINNER! That wing action.... well you know .... it steals my heart every time! That first shot .....Beyond stunning!
Hope you have a WONDERFUL WEEK!

Daryl said...

ah my mind is so weird .. i read 'I made panko breaded chicken' as "i made planko BEADED chicken..'

Reena said...

Love the tree branch shot. Sounds like a nice, peaceful weekend. I love root vegetables but never prepare them. How do you do yours????

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The JR said...

Your cooking sounds good to me...

lol, at that furry thief

I was so tired, after cleaning stalls yesterday I was hunched over!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Those meals sound brilliant to me. And that raindrops shot gladdens the heart.

Sabrina Steyling said...

Your meal sounds delicious, no matter what you say; I still have the recipe you sent me and I promise that one of these days I will try it out. :)

Love the photos as always as well; love that hummingbird shot. I can't think of a word adequate enough to describe what I think of it! It's beyond words. <3

There's a prediction of snow here for us here in NJ; I'm hoping it doesn't come of course. I am tired of waiting for spring! :(

Rusty said...

Clear blue sky and still very cold here. Lots of snow on the ground - and a heavy storm in the forecast! What to do? Why thats easy - find the snow shovel and have a cuppa tea. (Grinning).

Little Red (the squirrel) stayed around all winter just to keep things exciting. Momma crow is back, ready to raise another brood. The Jays are demanding more food and the chickadees are beating them to it. ATB!

Em Parkinson said...

I love that rainy tree and I now want a cup of tea and one of your biscuits!

Hilary said...

I love that dragonfly teacup, Kate. It makes a lovely photo.

Anonymous said...

Love, love the photos! So quiet and peaceful. The cookie looks delicious...would you be able to post the recipe? Have a great week.

Gail said...

...and may many of your moments be memorable.

Caroline said...

I love a quiet weekend like that! Lovely images and thanks for sharing the quotes. Can your son come and do my dishes? Have a great week!

Lisa Gordon said...

Kate, these are such wonderful photographs, especially the first and last ones.

I'm sure it won't make you feel any better, but I've never met a squirrel-proof bird feeder, and I do believe I've tried them all. :-)

I hope you've had a good day.

beth said...

LOL...our squirrels tore apart our feeders like that in a nano second.....darn squirrels....LOL

BB said...

That rain photo?
That, my friend, is GOLD.