“A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the week.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher
Is it just me, or does food taste better on Sundays? Our Lord on High certainly knew what he was doing when he prescribed one day a week to take a break... to have definable negative space between the busyness of everyday.
This morning all the calories landed on the brunch plate. Cozying up to fingers of sausage were fresh cinnamon waffles slathered with cream cheese whipped light with cream flavored up with sugar and real vanilla- topped with macerated strawberries and blueberries glazed with a drizzle of real maple syrup.
On the side, a creamy quiche filled with layers of cheese and Anaheim peppers planned over from last night's light supper left us dreamy and full.
Overall, it's been a cool summer. Well into August already, today the thermometer barely tripped into the mid- 80's. It's kind of fun watching BBC and hearing our temperature translated into Celsius- just a bit over 30 degrees):-
The monarch butterflies are just now regularly sailing silently through the backyard. It doesn't matter what is on TV when this is the view from the patio.
It has been a superlative week communicating with colleagues, friends and family at home in the different latitudes of this great nation.
|North Dakota frog image by Trevor Plunk|
|Image by Trevor Plunk|
It is not the prevailing thought of the popular culture, but it is my experience that many of the great conservationists are those who extract the earth's bounty for our daily use.