Thursday, March 30, 2006

spring clean up

wow, spring is an ugly/beautiful time here in ottawa...daily, rubbish and poo (dog?) are weathered out of the snowbanks, leaving little moraines of ick. ick. but hot damn, the sun feels good, and any wee green sprout looks like a bit of heaven! i think catnip is pushing up in our back garden...miao. a little black and white cat has also chosen to live back there somewhere. he has been eking quite a tough life out in the cold. we leave him bits of kibble now and then, but have lost hope of capturing him and getting him healthy; he is a street cat for sure, very stubborn.

and the sheen of dust i felt was "cosy" just last month just doesn't seem as charming. so it begins, the middling time of season, the great putting -to-rights. if i weren't so energized, it would be darn tiresome.

esther is now three seasons old, funny and curious, and she enjoys the new frequency of outings in the sun. she has a very cute squinty smile outdoors.
i have had two great food making bees with a pasta making spree, another of jamaican patties ( recipe#139515) and spinach pies. good for the souls' belly.