Writing on the front porch again. I hear the crows overhead cawing and feel the balmy wind as it blows over the lake. I suspect rain later today. A cup of cold coffee leftover from this morning’s breakfast sits on the table. I take a sip and think about Rowan, asleep on the bed for… Continue reading A Midday Summer’s Daydream
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
We shared such a beautiful day together yesterday. Will woke up early to cook the thickest, most delicious heart shaped chocolate pancakes. Studded with chocolate chips, these rich pancakes reminded me of soft baked cookies, still warm from the oven. We ate them with butter and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. Piper and… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2015
We took the wagon to the park this morning. I packed two mason jars filled with homemade strawberry banana smoothies, and we set off through the neighborhood. Today is a beautiful day; although it is windy, warm beams of sunlight would sometimes rest upon our skin when we found a particularly open area outside. Once we… Continue reading An encounter at the park on a quiet morning.
Last weekend we drove to Apollo Beach in search of manatees. A Tampa Electric power plant right by the shore provides an unlikely refuge for the mammals during cold winter months. Warm salt water flows from the discharge canal and back into Tampa Bay, thereby attracting manatees to its source. We noticed the smoke stacks… Continue reading Manatees
I sure feel as though a lot of time has passed since I last blogged here, though in reality it has only been just over a week. Lately, I spend the bulk of my free time absorbed in Alexandre Dumas’ classic The Count of Monte Cristo. I’m about 500 pages in, and the plot seems… Continue reading Reading notes, June