For what ails…

My sister Meri took a picture of our backyard at sunrise this morning.

Overnight, we went from rainy early spring weather, to many inches of fluffy, wet snow covering everything. I woke up at 2:30 am and saw a wonderland that was so white it appeared to be nearly daylight outside. I failed to find the camera, but luckily my sister got a picture as the sun came up over the corner of our backyard.

It took twice as long as usual to get to work and a necessary detour afforded me a truly unexpected Cold Mountain moment. I was coming up over a hill in Richfield, driving slowly  down the snowy road surrounded completely by white trees on either side. Suddenly I saw four large crows, ravens really, alighting upon a slightly  less-than-romantic grouping of trash bins. I had a momentary urge to get out of the car and savor this silent, ethereal scene.  Later, on the way home on the now clear highway, I saw four vultures on a side rail.  Is the universe trying to tell me something?

Super deluxe ice cream macaron sandwiches

I spent last weekend visiting good friends in Columbus. One of the highlights of my visit, on recommendation from my friend Alicia, was a trip to Jeni’s Ice Cream. Absolutely the most amazing ice cream I have tasted in the last few years! Jeni’s specializes in rich, complex, unexpected concoctions. I was drawn to the display of ice cream sandwiches made with homemade French macarons. Little Miss. Norah, aged three, finished every last bite of her decadently rich Dark Chocolate; while I enjoyed the delicate flavor of my pale purple-hued Lavender Merengue. It tasted like summer, macarons, and a dream wrapped up together.  I have it on good authority that Heinen’s grocery carries Jeni’s…this could be dangerous!

Norah enjoys her dark chocolate.

Unusual savory flavors


2 thoughts on “For what ails…

  1. Macaroons…YUM! It sounds like you had a really great trip. Love the winter wonderland photo too. I tried to get a good shot of my street but came up short.

  2. Heinen’s carries Jeni’s??? You probably shouldn’t have told me that. Especially after I just discovered the shortbread cookies at Blackbird. Glad you had a great trip.

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