Predictions are for a late spring, but the lengthening, warmer days proclaim that the south is waking up. Buoying hope that winter is at its end — the blushing allure of camellia japonica, or Japanese camellia.

Though I desperately need to do some weeding, we’re in for several solid days of rain. Perfect weather to finish my latest two reads, give sourdough starter another go + bake comfort in the form of Swedish cinnamon scrolls. What are you up to? Check out the new links + updates below, and have a terrific weekend!

Cheers, Heather

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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:

  • DYK that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality for both men and women in the US — accountable for approximately 1 in 4 deaths each year? During American Hearth Month, read about the risk factors + what you can do to protect your one and only ticker.
  • … unless you’re Doctor Who or an octopus, and need to be doubly heart-healthy!
  • The holiday of heart-shaped treats is next week. Learn how the French order their chocolat.
  • If my husband reads this, I’m pretty sure “lava + lightning steaks” will be added to his food bucket list.
  • A daily dose of classical music can improve your life.
  • The annual Backyard Bird Count begins on Friday. Grab your binocs.
  • This week’s pinned words of wisdom.

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  1. Sandy says:

    Oh, how I long for Spring! In our backyard the first sign that Winter is coming to an end is when the robins and doves return – usually the middle of March. Love your “pinned words of wisdom” this week – a good message not only for nurturing ourselves but also those in our care. Perhaps a new career in the restaurant business for you and your husband – we certainly don’t have any lava and lightning restaurants in these parts. Have a great week!

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