Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Week on Instagram

I was quite busy with Instagram last week.
I thought it might be fun to share the photos I posted.

I had an errand to run one day near where my daughter lives.  So, I picked her up and we spent the afternoon together.  We decided to visit Roger's Gardens.  We wanted to see what they had in their Easter section.  Plus, it's always a fun place to spend some time.
Here are some of the photos from our visit...

We loved the colors in this flower arrangement...

This was an interesting idea they had near the entrance.
It's fabric bags that were filled with soil and plants and attached to the wall. 

I love Hydrangeas!  So pretty!
They look like they have a little bead or pearl in each center.

Just a couple blocks away is a shopping area called "Fashion Island".
I'd never been there and thought it would be fun to check out.  They have lots of fun stores to browse through...lots of expensive and pretty clothing.  And, it's outdoors instead of being a mall.
It was a gorgeous day!  We could even see the ocean from one side of the shopping center.

They had lots of really cool water features throughout the shopping center.
We had a lot of fun watching the giant Koi fish.  They were friendly and we could even touch them!
Ewwww!...slimy!  I like how this Instagram photo turned out...looks kind of like a painting.

I enjoyed a lot of tea last week.  I even made some chai tea lattes.  Mmmmm!
I like Yogi brand tea a lot and their tea tags are fun to read.
This was a good one....so true!

I made some refrigerator dill pickles.  I put a little cauliflower in the top part of each jar.
I hope they survived the death of our fridge.
They're in an ice chest right now.  The new fridge arrives tomorrow.  I can't wait!
I'd just gone grocery shopping the day before.  It turned warm really fast...almost like it changed from being a cold making box to a heat making box!  So, we lost quite a bit of food.  Oh well!  That's life!

I made a couple batches of lemonade last week.  I used Meyer lemons from the tree in our back yard.
Mmmmm!  I like mixing it with green tea sometimes too.  More yum!
Sadly, I had to throw out a large pitcher of lemonade when the fridge died.  Just couldn't drink it fast enough and there wasn't room in the ice chest.  We tried to eat a lot of the food that night too.
Can't wait to make some more lemonade when the new fridge arrives.

The recent rains have transformed the landscape around us.  It's changed from brown to green.
It's gorgeous!  We're soaking in the sights as much as we can because it won't last long.
In fact, the weather is in the 80's and 90's this week.
So, I bet the green will go back to brown within a week or so.
It always amazes me how fast it can change one way or the other.

I did an experiment of trying to make my favorite recipe of cheddar/ham chowder but without
any dairy ingredients.  I can't eat dairy anymore.  I used cauliflower to make a creamy base.
It was a success and SO delicious! 

That's my week on Instagram!  I just love posting on there.
The effects are fun too but I don't always use them.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, you can find me there under the user name, "acorntooak".


gilly said...

Lovely pics, thanks for sharing your week. And sorry about your fridge, hope your new one lives a long & happy life!
Happy Wednesday!

KarenB said...

I've never gone in the spring. I bet it's beautiful. I'd probably want to buy everything. Glad you went to Fashion Island. It's pretty fun. We always eat at Cheesecake Factory when we go there.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The flowers are so pretty.

Art and Sand said...

Those flowers are gorgeous

1. I think I need to use my instagram more

2. I love to meet my sister at Fashion Island for lunch and shopping because it is outdoor.

3. A friend just dropped off a bag of fresh picked Meyers lemons so I need to make something.

Patty Antle said...

I'm still learning Instagram. Good for you to be so up with technology! Lovely photos and I want lemonade now!

Roxie said...

What fun! YOu are really good with that camera, and your soup looks awesome! Hope the new fridge lives long and prospers.

Quinn said...

I'm catching up on blog-reading this weekend, and want to say how jealous I am that you have Meyer lemons in your own backyard! I bought a little bag last year, after reading so much about them, and gosh I wish they grew in Massachusetts!