One of my favorites and it isn’t filtered, all photos were taken with my iPhone7

What could be nicer than a weekend in the country, well it could be sunny and warm rather than drizzle and cold!!!!  But hey, it was a weekend in the country with lazy days. I, of course, took a book with me to read and post and guess what, I didn’t like it at all, my deal with books…if I don’t like it I don’t read it, too many that interest me to waste time on ones that don’t appeal to me and I don’t do negative reviews.  I believe I’ve mentioned that before (I have been told I repeat things, sorry!) internet was difficult at best, did I mention I was in the country!  Couldn’t pull up my Kindle books…lots there on my TBR list, so I decided to walk around, between raindrops and wearing a borrowed sweater, and take photos for you. I’m posting them without comments. Rather between blooming, daffodils done, redbud trees turning to their wonderful heart shaped leaves, fruit trees getting ready to bear fruit, roses getting ready for their June blooms. And the hard part I was just a few days short of a glorious bed of Lily of the Valley, drat! What I love at this time of year is all the spectacular shades of green (my favorite color). Be sure to go to the end, I have my method for cooking fresh asparagus which we served to our Saturday evening dinner guests. Easy, easy, easy and really good.



72907F74-D23D-4168-BB7C-D5DB2432C44D0A56AAA5-E27F-4958-B7DF-161B5216EAF2Three varieties of asparagus freshly picked from the vegetable patch….what to do with them….lots of things but here is my quick preparation…


Break the stalk where it wants to break, of course wash them,  Peel the stalks if necessary. In a sauce pan, that will hold your bounty, melt a generous amount of butter when melted add asparagus, cover pan and vigorously shake until fork can easily pierce the stalks.  Obviously time varies with size of stalks. To finish sprinkle with sea salt and a generous grind of pepper.  Serve immediately or cool to room temperature.  Great as is or with a hollandaise.  Enjoy!EA38FA7C-2F3C-4856-94D9-AEBFEE99B278I’d buy this for the cover….lots of cookbooks on asparagus, if you do Kindle check Amazon Prime they have several that are free, at least when I Googled asparagus cookbooks.


  1. Angela May 22, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Stunning photos!

    • nenasnotes May 22, 2018 / 11:21 am

      Thank you so much. I got a bit carried away with photos actually there are more!!!!!

      • Angela May 22, 2018 / 1:23 pm

        Photography is a hobby (and a passion) of mine 🙂

      • nenasnotes May 22, 2018 / 1:47 pm

        It is becoming mine as well.

  2. Karen R Ryan May 22, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Stunning photos! I Phone 8?

    • nenasnotes May 22, 2018 / 11:56 am

      Thanks so much Karen. Fun to do….no an iPhone 7!

  3. Sally May 22, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    All the rain sure does make for lush gardens – these green scenes look like England!! Just beautiful thanks for sharing your iphone skills and your artistic eye with us Nena 😘

    • nenasnotes May 22, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you Sally…I took so many photos everything was so lush…not much in bloom. I am having fun with my photos. Can’t wait for Saturday to find my month of RSM posts inspirations!

  4. Alberta Dean May 22, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    I absolutely love your pictures, beautiful!!

    • nenasnotes May 22, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Wow coming from you that is a real compliment. Thanks so much Alberta.

  5. kaywhitfield May 23, 2018 / 12:48 am

    So inspiring, thanks for the lift and tip!

    • nenasnotes May 23, 2018 / 2:04 am

      Thank you so much Kay…I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post.

  6. Marcia May 28, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Love the pics! I can feel the lushness….

    • nenasnotes May 28, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      It was indeed lush, not much in bloom but the shades of green glorious!

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