Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Lily

Check out the male and female organs of this Easter Lily...kinda risque when you look up close =-O Nature is so spectacular!!

But look how shiny the petals are, so white against their green foliage! The scent is incredibly strong. I'm amazed that all of this is combined into one plant. So beautiful and so symbolic at Easter.

Here's another pic of my shawl in progress.

I just finished the Elephants chart from a Jade Starmore book I got from the library--isn't it cute?! I had fun picking out the colors too. This shawl will be something I wrap up in to hang around the house, so I'm picking crazy stuff that doesn't go together. I love it though.

I started 3 posts last Sunday, and did not finish any of them. I'm not too satisfied with them.

Something I have to tell you--I got myself a Vitamix for my B-day! Another item I've wanted for 20+ years, woohoo! I have been cranking out the vegie and fruit juices and smoothies, and even made my pups dog food from a leftover pot roast no one was going to eat. Smoothies are my dinner each night--hope I can lose some weight!

The best smoothie ever was one I made last night:
1 quart strawberries, hulled
2 bananas, peeled
8 oz vanilla yogurt
a snippet of wheat-grass (I usually go light on this stuff! It's not for flavor!!)
a 1-inch piece of ginger-root, peeled
ice (about 2-4 cups), use crushed ice if you don't have a Vitamix

Beat the crap out of this stuff in your blender or vitamix, until it is smooth, smooth, smooth. I love the ginger flavor with the banana and strawberry--quite literally the best smoothie ever. YUM!

Tonight's smoothie was 1/2 a pineapple, peeled + one tangerine, peeled + one banana + 1/2 tsp cinnamon + ice. Wasn't too sweet, but the spice added just the right touch.

So. It is almost Good Friday. I think I'll go and read about the Last Supper now. Have a blessed Easter everyone. Edited to add link to Vitamix.



TattingChic said...

What a lovely close-up of the lily! I love lilies! Your smoothies sound good! :)

hakucho said...

You are really going to town on your shawl! Love the colors :)