Hallo.. how are you? (I can't say hello now without hearing Adele singing to me.) I met my blog friend Gracie for swimming on Wednesday - the hour goes by twice as fast when we can chat while we paddle along. Then I got home in time to drive Dayle to his post-op doctors visit. I waited for him in the parking lot while he went in - his doc pronounced him doing very well! While I waited I walked around the parking lot and snapped a photo of this pretty flowering tree against the blue sky. (ETA - this is a Prunus cerasifera, thanks to Louise at the blog Red Haired Amazona.)
There are SO many flowering trees now that I am really not sure what this is.. but it's oh so pretty.
I saw these other pretty bushes in the landscape.. I just googled and I believe these are Pieris Japonica. The red are the new leaves and they also have these white clusters of bell shaped flowers.
I must say that the new leaves are an amazing color.. hypnotizing!
His appointment was quite late for a doctor.. 5:15! So on our way home we decided to have dinner at Tad's Chicken n' Dumplins. What a nice day to dine by the Sandy River.
We both had their cast iron pan fried chicken and a baked potato - they also bring a bowl of green beans with ham. It was delish and we brought home half of it for lunch the next day. :-)
We love this restaurant, it's so homey and comfortable and pleasant. The sun was sparkling off the river.
Half the sign burned out, hence the nickname "Chic Dump" - when they tried to fix it the locals complained so they leave half of it dark on the back side of the sign - the other side is fully illuminated.
I wanted to share a few things about our St. Patrick's Day fun - I made a pair of earrings and a necklace and got a neat charm to wear in celebration. We also picked a new bouquet of white Violets.
I ordered some Swarovski crystal beads in the shape of four leaf clovers and I put an Oregon Sunstone bead on top. I love wearing these in March. I made the gold hoops for myself a LONG time ago. All the earrings I wear are suspended from these.
Then I found this very cute charm from Brighton and just had to have it. It's a little enameled leprechaun's hat. It has a feather off the left side which you can't see and a darling 4 leaf clover with a rhinestone in it. AND........
Then when you open the top of the hat.... there is a pot of gold! :-) Now you know where the gold is so when you see a leprechaun, if you grab his hat and run, you'll be rich!
I wish you could smell these darling flowers!
To finish our celebration Kristi got a corned beef and cooked it in our Instant Pot, after it was done you pop the potatoes, carrots and cabbage in the juices in the pot and cook them then serve. It was delicious!
It's a sunny windy day here and I'll be off to swim soon. I got a lot of new flowers crocheted for my blanket over the last two days. I'd show you but I need to weave in the ends so they don't look hideous. I should have some photos of a much larger blanket for my next post. Wishing you a lovely weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)