Day 43 - Here's the peach cobbler I made with the peaches my brother and his wife brought up to DC. It was so good! One drawback to making this dessert in summertime, though, is that it makes me miss fall weather something terrible, especially when the heat index is 115 outside. The recipe calls for lots of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and the aroma of baking is heavenly, to be sure, but also makes me long for crisp cool days and cozy sweaters.
Day 44 - I had a dentist appointment in DC, which is never fun, but at least I passed by these cute houses on my way there. (When I have to do something I really don't want to do, or go somewhere I really don't want to go, I try to notice all of the beautiful or interesting things around me. It's amazing how much it can help quiet anxious thoughts.)
Day 45 - Hydrangeas are so beautiful I can't stand it sometimes. I mean, look at those blush and lavender tones! I would fill our whole yard with them if I could, and I've sort of tried, but they don't seem to grow well in our soil. One day I'll have them if it's the last thing I do! *shakes fist at hydrangea gods*
Day 46 - Gathering inspiration among kindred spirits. :)
Day 47 - Taking a shortcut through an old railroad tunnel.
Day 48 - Pretty geese, bathing in the sunlight. I know people complain about geese being a nuisance, but they're such beautiful birds, aren't they?
Day 49 - Not the best photo, but definitely the best ice cream! We've been going to Sugar Mama's in Fairfax more often than we probably should. We've tried almost all of their flavors at this point, and they're all good. (The scoops are huge here, so if you're watching your diet or want to try multiple flavors, you can ask for mini scoops...not that we ever have, but I've seen more conscientious customers ordering them.) The woman who owns the place was a school bus driver for many years, all the while dreaming of opening an ice cream shop, and she finally did a few years ago. Isn't that great? I wish there were more small business success stories in our area.
After this week, I missed a few days, but I just decided to keep going as if I hadn't. (I'm sure I'll miss a few more before the year is out.) I'm not beating myself up about it because I don't think it will really matter in the long run. Maybe I'll get a book printed at the end of the year (or whenever I finish) so I'll always have a little time capsule to look back on when I'm old and grey...well, older and greyer. ;)
Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is filled with all of your favorite things. xoxo