It is such a lovely day, so warm and sunny that I decided to walk the l-o-n-g way to Granville Island to do my shopping for the dinner I am making on Thursday. I needed some spices, so I went to my favourite place on the Island market — and I got some of my favourite cheese and more saucisson sec.
|The things some recipes call for. I am going to torch|
the meringue on the lemon tart I am going to make.
|This is a bud of wild current. They are always very early|
bloomers and they bloom readily under the forest canopy.
They are a local favourite; a harbinger of great weather to come.
|This current is further along. |
|This, I think, is a Daphne. It is gloriously fragrant.|
|No idea, but BIG!|
|Above and below are a plant I do not know, but they are|
very early bloomers, also come in pink, and are as fragrant
as Jasmine or Gardenia.
|Pussy Willow, above and below.|
|This brave little lad and I had a long chat. He has the|
most amazing variety in his song, this little starling.
Although they have reached pest status, they are a
really charming breed and I can understand why they
were (unwisely) imported from England.
|These absolutely STUNNING seeds are Anise seeds.|
I got some new Anise today and was throwing out
the old stars when I found all these seeds. Beauties eh?!
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