|view from the porch|
Usually, I post some sort of recipe or talk about a project I'm working on, but in the spirit of post-graduation bliss, I'm just going to ramble a little. This is a blog after all and sometimes instead of making something I just want to sit on the porch and read. We're staying on the edge of the national forest in a sweet cabin B's family is generously letting us hide out in. It's stocked to the brim with a few generations' worth of framed photographs, handmade furniture, family artifacts, and just part of B's mother's collection of Southern folk art.
We're reading and cooking and watching movies from the selection of VHS tapes stashed around the living room. There's a small town a few miles down the road for groceries, ice cream, and window shopping. There's also a fantastic used book store-- it's the size of a house and I made out like a bandit having only browsed through the first three shelves. It's the kind of book store that really benefits from several unhurried visits and rewards you with treasures for fifty cents or a dollar. I got a stack of cookbooks, a reference guide to growing and using herbs and spices, and a lovely hand illustrated paperback called Gardening with Ferns published in 1973.
Last night we grilled corn and made vegetarian chorizo tacos while watching a storm roll in. It's fascinating to watch how quickly the mountains change from bright and clear to well, smoky in a matter of minutes. By the time dinner was ready we were completely enveloped by the clouds and listened to the rain on the leaves while we ate.
In other frivolous news. . .
I've had long hair most of my life and for months now have been sick of it. I cut it a couple months ago, but I didn't cut off much length. So between all our free time up here, the appeal of getting a "summer cut" and the symbolic gesture of cutting one's hair during a time of transition, I sat on the porch in my PJ's this morning and B and I chopped it off! I've never had hair this short, and I gotta admit it feels great.
|porch-front hair-cutter extraordinaire|