May started with excellent book karma at my local library and the only downside was that I was afraid I might not get through all the books before I had to return them! Luckily I´m nearly halfway through (Jojo Moyes “Still Me” – excellent!, Lucinda Riley “The Pearl Sister” – so far my favorite in her Seven Sisters series, maybe because the main character is an artist ;), James Patterson “Fifty Fifty” – suspenseful as usual, Preston&Child “The Obsidian Chamber” – I just love their Pendergast novels and this one is no exception) and I was able to extend the rest for another four weeks.
Do you also tend to borrow more books than you can possibly read in the allotted time?
Then Mother´s Day was in Germany (it´s always on the second Sunday in May), and because my mum asked very nicely for them, I of course couldn’t deny her wish and made my homemade gnocchi for her. (I only make them a couple of times a year since they really take a lot of effort and time.)
Here are some pictures:
I´m happy to report all bellies were cram-ful that day – and the next since I always make more to have some left overs. 😉
And what always astonishes me most in this season of Spring and early Summer is how fast all my plants grow – take my basil for instance:
Isn´t this just amazing?! 😀 And of course, it tastes so much better then the stuff you can buy at the supermarket. 😉
And then there´s the lush green out of doors too! Do you also love the intricate patterns of rolled up fern leaves?
And also since today´s prompt for the May 2018 Art Challenge: Smile Makers! is “Drinks” I´m adding this quick water color of one of my favorite summer drinks, the Mojito:
Which one is yours?
And here are the guidelines for The Changing Season if you’re interested in participating:
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
- Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
- Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
- Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
- Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
If you do a ping-back to Su´s original monthly post, she can update it with links to yours.