May presented itself with a lot of “firsts“…
…like the first rhubarb of the year that I stewed into a compote and served with warm semolina, a childhood favorite of mine that I still look forward to each Spring.
Or my first try at baking a French Tarte Tatin, an upside-down apple pie with caramel sauce. However, all my attempts at creating caramel completely failed, and so I made do with gourmet chestnut cream instead which tasted even better!
Both results however, the compote and the pie looked less good than from when they were unprepared. 😂
And here comes my third attempt of making caramel sauce – I have no clue why it hardened out like this, it should have been a sauce!! But at least it made for some interesting contemporary art, don’t you think? 😉
My cactus gifted me with beautiful flowers again which always makes me smile.
And then there was another first – my first visit to my local library after the Corona crisis started. Needless to say, that my haul was quite big and impressive. 😉
Even more exciting than going to the library again, was my first trip to the Zoo!!
Normally I don’t actually notice much on the train ride that takes me to the zoo, as it’s all so familiar. But this time, after weeks of staying at home and only venturing outside to do the grocery shopping, it felt all so new and wow again, that I couldn’t help taking pictures of the train stations.
As I didn’t know what to expect at the zoo what with all those rules around, I only took my little compact camera with me and admit that I concentrated more on taking it all in than on taking pictures.
The first thing to greet me was this huge rhododendron:
And then my attention was captivated by this little girl taking its first ride on a hippopotamus:
And then I saw my first coati after several years of missing them, as the zoo had stopped keeping them for reasons unknown to me.
Isn’t it just adorable?
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Hope you enjoyed this month’s of “firsts”!