Being it's Autumn and all, the world is still terribly green. There's a slight golden vignette, but other than the tips and frills, most everything is verdant and just green; almost annoyingly so. I'm not sure whether to disregard or embrace this awkward state.
Meanwhile, I've been cozying it up at home, doing not much but a whole lot at the same time. I have this urge to create but I just can't seem to find my muse. Nothing feels right, almost myopic. Writing, lately, doesn't feel right, almost forced. Again, it's verging on annoying, and I'm not quite sure what to do with the notion. The universe is on someone else's side these days, and all I can do is hope that they're savoring every moment of it. This sounds like a breakup letter, I know, but I'm not going anywhere. Scout's honor.
These are some photos that I took while on an adventure earlier this week, trying to spark some sort of creativity. There were big fat mushrooms growing around my feet and the wind grew rosey bouquets in my cheeks. That; that felt good. I'll spare you arachnophobes of the spider pictures I took, even though, I'll admit, they're more than a bit dazzling.
Here are a few of my favorite links from the week. Not many, but enough. Quality over quantity, my friends. Have a lovely week!
-The other week I mentioned Linda's (of Call Me Cupcake) Icelandic Adventure. She just posted Iceland Part II & it's definitely worth checking out. Warning to those with wanderlust.
-"I'm on a mission to sprinkle a little bit of beautiful into your everyday," is the first line I read on Jacquelyn Clark's blog, Lark & Linen. She had me at hello, and then reeled me in with beautiful interiors, delicious recipes (this Oreo Cookie Butter in particular!), and her gentle sense of style.
-Chocolate Tahini Cake with Rosemary Buttercream, an anniversary, & snarky love poetry. Enough
-This Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Apples, Dates, & Walnuts would make a lovely brunch.
-I've been on this salty sweet kick lately (lately as in always), so everything about this Rosemary Lemon Cake sounds just alright with me.
-Breaking news. It turns out, when Toby Keith wrote Huckleberry, he wasn't talking about his sweetheart. He was talking about this cake.
-For all those like me who stay up until the wee dark-going-on-light hours, here are 12 Midnight Snacks to help you through.
-Just the other day, I was attempting to describe the art of galette-ing to Ashley, who came home from college for the weekend. I was trying to have a semi-serious conversation, but all she did was make goat sounds, because apparently galette = goat. My point is that if you're genuinely interested in the art of galette-ing, Food52 shares how to go about this, artlessly, with How To Make Any Savory Galette Without A Recipe.
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