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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Skies Over Northport and First Snow At Last
Was the full moon on Monday? Following a sunny day?
And did the next morning bring dramatic clouds over Grand Traverse Bay?
My book order this week was more complicated than usual. Then there were more ornaments to dig out of the closet. Firearm deer season over at last, Sarah and I had a lot of outdoor exercise, exploring and fun to make up for. And with David working in his studio last night, I took the opportunity to curl up for the evening with Stendahl. (Sorry, James Joyce!) All in all, I've gotten behind myself on the blog. Now it's snowing!!! "The painted ponies go up and down...."
Sarah loves the snow! Sarah loves the world!
Stopping by a neighbor's orchard to photograph the beautiful snowy trees--
--I had a bonus opportunity: wild turkeys on a leisurely breakfast stroll.
Finally, cozy at the bookstore, I wonder how long the blooming geraniums will last with their caps of snow. They have done remarkably well (well, mild weather helped) to make it to December. And here indoors is the long-awaited translation of French cookbook classic, I Know How to Cook (Je sais cuisiner), by Ginette Mathiot. What American classic is comparable? Maybe Rombauer's The Joy of Cooking. Has there ever been a French bride without Je sais cuisiner in her kitchen? Best of all for American cooks, this English translation will not give measurements in metric.