Thursday, August 17, 2017

On Eclipses and Such

On the afternoon of May 10, 1994, I was out on the lawn of West Highland Baptist Church in Milford, Michigan with my Earth Science class pondering the events of the day. The long-predicted solar eclipse that afternoon took us out of doors, but it was hidden by cloud cover, and it was good thing, too:  we had not the proper equipment to view the event, other than some paper frame diffraction glasses.

As we were lamenting the course of events, the clouds broke a bit, and with the shadow of the earth just off the center of the disk of the sun, we were able to watch the eclipse for several minutes through a layer of high thin clouds. Our eyes were saved and our appetites for this solar event was quenched, and life was good.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Heading into the last day of the work week, and so much up in the air...


My God~

I release all the concerns of my heart and leave them at the foot of the cross. I give them to YOU!

I praise You, as Creator and Sustainer of all, and as King of kings and LORD of lords.

Thank You for Your love, and thank You for the peace that passes understanding.

 All glory and honor and praise to YOU!

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

One of our favorite summer dishes - taco salad



Freshly picked from our garden

I started with 80 20 ground beef - abou t a pound and a half - in EVOO

Diced some yellow onion for flavor

Meanwhile, prepared the produce in a big bowl

Garden fresh green bell peppers

Garden fresh jalapeno peppers - no seeds in the dish this time

Added the vegetables to the meat

While the produce awaits...

Cooked until the burger is done all through...

Then drained the grease

Added about half a cup of chicken broth and my taco seasoning

chili powder, cumin, garlic, crushed red pepper, and ground black pepper

and about one large tablespoon of the secret ingredient - dark brown sugar. Shhhhhh

Allowed it to cool before adding to the produce, cheese, crushed corn chips and dressing

I used ranch and thousand island this time, with a couple shots of hot sauce (i forgot to get salsa aad face). It turned out pretty good, but not my best.

Around the yard on a beautiful COOL Saturday :-)






























Friday, August 4, 2017

Photography is an admirable art. I think it often takes much skill to capture a beautiful moment, face, sky, or scene. Sometimes the random ones are great, but I believe from a photo you can get the number of words spoken way over a thousand if you practice. The below, I thought, says alot. I am smitten with it.