I’m back home from the beach. I wish I could write that sentence differently: “I’m back home at the beach.” Maybe one day we’ll migrate seaward from the mountains. For now I’ll just remember how pretty it is to watch the day end when water, sand, and clouds interact with the changing slant of sunlight. Continue reading The day’s end
I woke this morning to the sound of surf. It was 7:37, and diffused light from an overcast sky seeped around the edges of the blinds. My body wanted to go back to sleep, but I wanted to see the beach. My girlfriends and I arrived at Folly Beach, South Carolina, yesterday evening around 6 … Continue reading I can’t figure out the coffee pot
Every couple of months, I get a notification from Apple: “Your iCloud storage is almost full.” When I first started getting the email, it inspired me to go through my Apple photos and cull the blurry, mediocre, meaningless, and unnecessary shots, like the pictures of the grocery list on the kitchen chalkboard. After 5 minutes, … Continue reading Digital Hygiene
We started our day watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. We were in Cocoa Beach on the east coast of Florida, and we took one last walk on the beach before driving across the state. We ended our day on the west coast of Florida, where we watched the sun set over the … Continue reading Sunrise on the east coast, sunset on the west
The butterflies haven’t arrived in droves yet, but I’m hopeful that by the end of July they’ll be here. I walk the garden every day to turn leaves over and look for caterpillars. So far I’ve found none. I may have spotted a couple of swallowtail eggs on the rue; I’ll keep a close eye … Continue reading Butterfly garden in early July
I never make cutouts to top my pies, but I did today because the recipe told me to, and it made sense to leave a lot of open areas for steam, because strawberry-rhubarb pie usually ends up soupy, which drives me bananas. But I didn’t know how pretty it would turn out! I think this … Continue reading Look at this beautiful pie!