Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Snowy Bear Weekend with Ham and Crocus

It's been a fun weekend. Saturday, we hosted four bears for dinner. I served baked ham with prickly pear glaze, rice pilaf with golden raisins and apricots, steamed asparagus and sun-dried tomato foccacia. Michael L. brought squash and John brought the makings of banana splits for dessert.

John with a mystery bear. Any guesses who's behind the mask?
The mask itself is a bear tea cozy. How gay is that?

Last night it snowed. We got about 5 inches of very heavy, wet snow- apparently this year March has decided to go out like a lion.

Pretty, isn't it? Bu early afternoon, the sun was out. This late in the season, the melting was rapid. There's still plenty of snow on the ground, but it won't last long. By late afternoon, signs of spring were again becoming visible.

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At 20:40, Blogger Gary Lee Phillips said...

Hey, I know that bear... er... tea cozy.

At 21:44, Blogger Ur-spo said...

I had splendid time; thank you for it all.
We nearly did not make it out what with blizzard conditions. But we are home safe and sound in 78 degree weather again.
kiss kiss

At 04:56, Blogger Lemuel said...

I love the tea cozy!
We had no snow, but we did have hail and tornados!

At 14:59, Blogger Celeste said...

That does it - I am not coming back! Five inches of snow, are you kidding me!!?

At 18:44, Blogger Fresh Kiki said...

Ok so I know who the bear is- and I recognize that butterfly needlepoint pillow behind you- what talented person made that??

At 20:24, Blogger Doug Taron said...

Gary Lee- Yes, you know that tea cozy very well.

Spo- As always, it was wonderful to see you both.

Lem- Sounds exciting.

Celeste- By the Lake got much less and it's almost all melted.

CG_ There are conflicting stories about the pillow. Some say it was made by child slave labor in the Philippines. Others say it's an original made by the fabulously talented Chilmark Girl. All I can say for certain is that the mystery bear is not the brother of the fabulously talented Chilmark Girl.

At 02:04, Blogger wcs said...

Well, if I hadn't just come over from Mr. Tea Cozy's blog, I wouldn't have know... ;)

At 18:45, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

Your bear tea cozy comment cracked me up! Looks like lots of fun. I want that rice pilaf recipe! It sounds sooooooooo yummy!

At 14:55, Anonymous Mark H said...

LOOKS FUN..............LATE spring snow is always exciting. Those crocus look beautiful against the white.............. Entertaining bears hmmmm? Rather suspect since you wrote a post about carrion later. Are you SURE you were serving a ham?

At 20:14, Blogger Inspector Clouseau said...

Beautiful shots. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the blue Nav Bar located at the top of my blogger.com site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.


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