Hey there! Hope your weekend was luscious!! I am hopeful that you got outside a bit and soaked up some mother nature time.....ahhh....!!
We were in the garden...a lot...planted radishes, carrots, basil, salads of all sorts, rainbow chard, pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes and loads of flowery stuff as well. ( our soil is so horrid..clay disaster.....so blisters are a plenty...no Palmolive ads for this chick) I will mention that I found at costco ( and i am sort of their billboard..but no cash comes from them...drag! ) delphiniums 3 plants for under 10 bucks...and nice big hearty ones at that....I would grab them quickly if you have one in your hood! Then we headed up to the mountains to take in the springtime glory of the wildflowers! They have been blooming wildly for over a month..so this is the tail-end..but it's just not something to miss!! We took a picnic..a Frisbee ( duh) , some baseballs and gloves....sunscreen....blankets ( wine..again duh...) etc. took the top off the jeep...and flew !! We happened upon a succulent meadow of lupines...( I would call them California's second state flower, behind the poppy of course!) It was perfectly picnic-able to our crew!!
Pretty rad view....I keep telling the boys...don't for a second take this stuff for granted! They won't get it until they are older...I know.
It was hot , hot up there...we ate then laid around like slugs...a spoiler picnic for sure.
We got home late afternoon...I weeded in the garden a bit more...the boys played baseball....and then I marinated a gorgeous steelhead trout! ( gorgeous raw fish...yeah...i think ?!)
and some farmer cucumbers....sour cream, rice vinegar, red onions, salt + pepper, sugar....sick. we all love them.
..and then we ate dinner by the fire ad played our favorite game....spoons!! Do you know spoons....it's deadly and fabulous....we have played it forever...
Sending you love and happiness for an awesome week...! If you didn't read Fridays post...I am on Instagram now , follow me there if you want daily snippets behind the scenes...its a really easy and quick way for me to post so I can do it often...hope to see you there!
Cheers and love!!
~ live your poetic wanderlust !….with love, from our studio + ranch~ in the California countryside …Tracy Porter~