Starting Spring

Today, I welcomed my favorite season. Spring, I’m always ready for you! It’s about time you finally caught up with us.

I woke up to 90 minutes of Anusara yoga, opening the heart and bending the back. After which the sun showed up, and inspired the following:

We started things off with a breath of fresh air, a dose of the outdoors, window shopping and a taste of the Southwest:

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Picnic Lunch (Thanks to a Dorry’s inspiration): Roasted Kabocha Squash (slice – with strong muscles and/or boy help, drizzle with olive oil & seasonings, in the oven at 400* for 20 minutes) & Chickpea Salad (cucumbers, carrots, onion, spinach grated parmesan, vinaigrette & the ‘peas).

This was followed by an afternoon nap, magazines & people watching:

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Pack up the picnic and head to the ‘hood! I had visions of shops yet to be explored and sidewalks yet to be walked. That void was filled with unique boutiques, bookstores & a  new restaurant discovery.

Hello, New Mexico! How have I not seen you here before?!

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Sangria, Shrimp tacos & a cone of Lik’s ice cream later,
our spring has sprung.

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How did you bring in the new season?

What new seasonal food are you ready to see in your kitchen?

Here, you’ll see a lot of grapefruits (one of my faves!), strawberries & fresh veggies from the market (as soon as those Farmers come back…).

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11 responses to “Starting Spring

  1. Looks amazing! It’s not *quite* nice enough here for a picnic yet, but it’s getting there!!

  2. Mamacita

    I love the pics – what a gorgy spring day. Yes we must go to Julia Blackbird’s next time we visit Denver – looks like a place we would enjoy. You two find the best restaurants! I celebrated spring by planting violet pansies on the porch. Here’s to spring!
    Love, Mamacita

  3. Yay for Spring! What a great way to start it. 😉

  4. yea for picnics! someday we will all picnic together! I love that you did that. Are you in DC yet?

  5. Looks like fun! We enjoyed nice weather here also, we did some outdoor home improvement projects!

  6. What a nice way to ring in spring! It was too cold for picnic-ing this weekend… soon, I hope! You guys are adorable.

  7. Wahoo! I love picnics. It’s almost impossible for me NOT to have a picnic when the weather is nice. I’ve been riding my bike a lot lately – more than ever because the weather is so nice. We need to catch up sometime! Maybe a phone date after your race/DC trip.

  8. i’m so jealous of your picnic! unfortunately, we rang in spring with snow/slush/rain all day. not as nice as yours! 🙂

  9. Ooh, that is such a fun way to kick off spring! I love those kind of days. I ran 18 rough miles. So glad that is over with. Today as a reward, I got a massage on my lunch hour and did a little yoga this morning before work. The body is definitely happy about a little recovery. Hope all is well!

  10. with a big smile on my face!!!! 🙂

    how have you been? i havent ‘seen’ you around lately? 🙂

  11. Lauren

    Yay New Mexico! I welcomed spring the Las Cruces way…hiking and then having a pool BBQ! It was Dustin’s sisters birthday too so I made cookies and a cake. Hiking, pool, food and baking sweets! It was a great welcome to Spring. 🙂

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