28 January 2008

Breakfast and Blooms


Breakfast has always been my least favorite meal of the day. For some reason, I just don't feel like eating when I first wake up. My Uncle Jake taught me the joys of toast and peanut butter as a quick and nutritious breakfast when I was a teenager and for many years, that was my breakfast staple.

Lately, I've been fascinated by the blog, Simply Breakfast, with it's beautiful photographs of simple breakfasts presented so appealingly. It has encouraged me to branch out a bit and to make breakfast not only a nutritional meal but an artistically presented meal. So this morning, here is my take on breakfast. A whole wheat asiago cheese bagel with whipped cream cheese, Calimyrna figs and big mug of my favorite Scottish Breakfast tea with a little skim milk and sugar.

In the autumn, I potted many pots of bulbs in shades of white, pale pink and yellow. They are just starting grow and bloom. Right now, the amaryllis are the stars of the show. Such elegant and pristine beauty!

Soon to follow are paperwhites, hyacinths, and Thalia narcissus. Then will come the yellow blossoms of spring, the Tete-a-tete daffodils! By then, hopefully spring will be well underdway and I won't need the cheer of forced blooms to take my mind off of the winter's cold and gloom.

Here is a peek at some of last years beautiful blooms.



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