Looking back, I’m astonished how much I got done this month! The photos I’m about to share with you now, only show a small part of it, because I thought you might get drowsy after 30+ pictures (well, you might get drowsy anyway, but at least I tried and now you’re warned 😉 ).
I’ve found that in these strange times I long for new experiences and tastes even more than before.
Having read a lovely post about the “Golden Milk” recipe by my dear friend over at A Wonderful Sheep in late March, I knew that this was something I wanted to try out for myself. (Please visit her beautiful and super-creative blog to find out more about the recipe and all the other wonderful things she’s doing!)
Luckily all ingredients were still available in the nearest supermarket. 😉
Making the Golden Paste was a bit of a mess, and if you want to do it, I can only advise to wear some gloves!
She also inspired me to sew my own face masks! Have a look here to learn more about how to make your own disposable masks even if you don’t have a sewing machine.
Which one of my reusable cotton masks do you like best?
Even though I got a lot done this month, I also spend a lot of time on my mum’s lovely red couch reading a book, in this case, a cooking book that inspired me to try my luck and bake something I’ve never tried before…
And what was it, you may ask, that I did bake?
Well, I call it the supreme discipline of baking: French croissants!
Let me tell you it was an arduous task, and the whole process, what with having to roll out and fold the dough a million times or so, took 6 1/2 hours (!!!).
Was it worth it?
The answer is: YES!!! 😀
They might not look as perfect as the ones you can buy in your favorite bakery, but oh, the taste! Let me put it like this: if you put half a pound of butter into a pound of flour the result is just awesome. 😉
I actually planned to use these for a little photo shoot for my friend Su’s Virtual Tea Party this month, but as soon as they were out of the oven, the croissants were devoured by me and my mum. I was lucky to get these shots before all that was left were tiny crumbs! 😂
Of course, if you’re on the lookout for perfect spirals, your simply have to look at some unfurling ferns these days…
And because yellow flowers always cheer me up…
If you would like to join in, here are the challenge guidelines:
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 post, she can update hers with links to all of yours.
Hope you enjoyed this month’s “The Changing Seasons”!
Take care and stay safe!