Saturday was a beautiful day
And with the mild spring
our pansies lasted a lot longer
than most years.
I bought a couple of flats of summer annuals
And said goodbye to the pansies
But first . . .
I clipped the flowers
for an annual ritual
of candying pansy blossoms
to decorate winter cakes and cupcakes
Eggwhite, granulated sugar and a parchment lined baking sheet
With classical music on the stereo,
I painted and dipped
Until I had a tray of pansies
Perfectly coated sugared morsels of delight!
Severe storms moved in early this morning,
We awoke to this . . .
Big branches of the tulip tree down in the back garden
There were some casualties --
the planter is broken
And some of the roses received broken branches
And under all of the tree branches
is a hydrangea -- or rather now a half a hydrangea
Those branches broke the plant in two!
As those branches fell, it hit the roof of the breakfast room
But all seems well with the roof.