14 March 2012

bits o' my week

The calender says it is technically still winter, but look at 
what the weather prediction is for next week!


It has already been in the mid 70's for a couple days, prompting these beauties to appear:


In Washington DC, the cherry blossoms are starting to bloom early, 
causing the National Park Service to up the start date on the festival season. 

My weeks have been a bit busy, so I just got around to making homemade broccoli/cheese soup.  It was delicious eating it out on the porch!  I found the recipe at Belle's Bazaar.  (My broccoli and potatoes were a bit chunkier, because that's my preference. Her version looks more professional.)
I'm sure I will try a few of the other ones on the blog.  So yummy!


I hope you are having a good week!

M.E.


8 comments:

Halcyon said...

That soup looks good! We have also had a mild winter in Toronto, I saw several people out in shorts today. I like it!

TexWisGirl said...

crazy early spring/winter! :)

Grandma Becky said...

I had a good week. I photographed my daffodils on Sat. and then on Tues. a.m. we woke up to a bit of snow, an inch. I peeked outside and the daffodils were drooping and had snow on them so I went out for 5 min and took a few photos. We aren't even close the 70s yet. More wind and rain coming tonight.

Linda said...

We have been working out in the yard for the last 3 days, cleaning up from the winter, preparing new beds and closing old ones...I love it! Hoping the weather holds for the weekend trip to the mountains! I loved the daffodil, and the soup looked positively yummy! I like the larger chunks too...

Jan n Jer said...

This has been one crazy winter/spring...my fear it that April is going take a turn n be cold n rainy! I guess enjoy it while you can!

Laura said...

I am LOVING the warm. And your soup looks great - I like chunky, too.

Catherine... said...

Your soup looks yummy...the weather here is off the scale too....the farmers are moaning (no change there) that we haven't had enough rain... I'm loving this weather but we'll be being for it somewhere along the line... :)

forgetmenot said...

Crazy weather this year everywhere. Lovely daffodil--
spring is here. Your soup looks delicious. Mickie :)