I’ve had a couple of heavy-duty research things hanging around which I just don’t have the time/urge to complete. There’s another post on non-GMO seeds that’s percolating.
But, it’s been a spell of having to accomplish other things and frankly, another period of “give me a break!” Rather than being dragged down by the garbage going on lately, I get this irresistible urge to enjoy my time on the planet for awhile. Forgive me, but the urge becomes imperative!
Over the last week or so, there have been some wonderful things while the world goes crazy.
Sunday (8/23) was a banner day. I went to the co-op as usual and bought my local veggies and enjoyed their “festival.” First, I ordered my green chile, which I will pick up next Sunday! It’s organic and will be roasted before my very eyes. Then, I’ll have to process it, which means peeling and freezing to provide a year’s supply.
The previous week I had attended a talk by the President of the Sun Oven company at the co-op (with delicious food samples–a rice dish and fresh-baked bread) and on Sunday there was a solar oven cook-off (more sampling, this time chocolate cake). I purchased my oven but we’ve had no real sun for the first time all summer! This oven (see www.sunoven.com) has been installed in places such as Afghanistan, along with a bigger model that can cook for whole villages. The company is basically operating on a non-profit basis, as ovens sold in the U.S. subsidize ovens in poorer countries.
In the meantime we’ve had visits from fledgling orioles and their parents which have filled the gap…
One of the two fledglings got “into” the jelly, literally sitting in the bowl! Obviously, a novice jelly-eater, not quite sure of how to approach this lovely treat:
Along with the long-awaited rain, came a true wonder….We often get rainbows in the summer, but this evening (Monday, 8/24) there was a FULL, DOUBLE RAINBOW spanning the sky for a long while! I couldn’t get it all in one frame, of course, but here’s a sampling…
Of course, these pics can’t do justice to the spectacular show in the sky last night!
All these things are experiences that renew the spirit…
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