Friday, April 9, 2010
The Happy Book Club - April 9
I have to tell you about a few notable happy times.
First, though many people I know ask me "Why on earth do you bother with Twitter, etc., I have made some wonderful acquaintances through those networks. The picture above illustrates this point. These lemons are from Quinn McDonald's tree in Phoenix, Arizona. We've been in contact for over a year and recently someone in the group was commenting on the scent of lime blossoms in their yard. I remarked how I used to love having a lime tree when we lived in Mexico when I was young. And Quinn wrote back adking if I wanted some lemons. Her tree had an abundance and she'd be glad to send me a box. That package came just before Easter - and it was like unpacking sunshine! The lemons were huge, juicy, delicious. She'd left some of the leaves on them so they were also gorgeous. I have had fun sharing them with special friends, making sauces, putting zest in my coffee. On this rainy morning I have a ginger cake in the oven to serve later with a warm lemon custard that I made a couple of days ago. Boy, everytime I walk into my kitchen and see those lemons, I smile.
As I sit in my studio and listen to the birds, watch the bright colors of blossoms and new leaves against the gray day and smell the ginger cake baking, I am experiencing a few moments of bliss. That is a wonderful way to start this day. I so hope that you, too, can make room for something precious today.