Think SPRING! Yes I took this picture of snow showers this morning from my front porch. Luckily, it all melted right away!
Later that afternoon I opened my front door and robins are building a nest in my wreath on the front door. Wow, they are quick! This seems to happen every year… No, there were no eggs or I would have left the nest alone. So, once again down comes the wreath! I just love, love, love SPRING in Michigan 🙂
Now, this reminds me of Spring – pansies are one of the first reminders that winter is almost, if not over! This is an update of Pansy Ice Cooler where I used water from my reverse osmosis system. This time I used bottled spring water and a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio instead of vodka, ready for a friend’s visit.
Empty a milk or juice carton and cut off the top. Place the wine or vodka bottle in the middle of the carton. Pour a small amount of water and layer with your herbs, pansies and other spring flowers. I used a small dowel to push/place the flowers and herbs where I wanted them. Allow to freeze and pour in another layer of water and flowers. Continue to do this with a final layer of water covering the top flowers.
When ready to serve, cut or tear off the carton and place in a bowl to catch the water as the ice melts. I put a small piece of paper towel underneath to prevent the ice cooler from sliding around.
I am sharing this pretty and fun way to serve wine, vodka or a beverage of your choice with Fiesta Friday #65. Think SPRING I keep saying to myself as I start to party with Angie and her 2 co-hosts Jhuls and Effie.