Let nothing disturb thee,
Let nothing affright thee,
All things are passing,
God changeth never.
Teresa of Avila
Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace make roadsides so beautiful.
Pale Blue Dot
Seen from 6.1 billion kilometres (3.7 billion miles), Earth appears as a tiny dot (the blueish-white speck approximately halfway down the brown band to the right) within the darkness of deep space.
Chicory growing right out of the roadside rocks.
Problematic fabric for Entomologists?
Namaste is also a gesture of pressing the hands together and bowing.
"Crossword puzzles are a waste of my time, I can do them when I get older." Rosi Esther Wilde Preisler, 82 years old
Lake Effect Clouds over Michigan from NASA's Earth Observatory
December 4, 2009, 1:58 am--GVSU Library
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it."
Need a Smile?
This pretty, happy fruit has a surprise for you every time.
Betcha can't eat just one seed.
Aww . . . Adele sings Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love"
Senator Bill Hardiman, former mayor of Kentwood, gives a sweet meditation. Of the hundreds of luminaria, Mary's and Beth's just happened to be on either side of him. :o)
Goodies for the teams at 3am. :o)
EKHS Team member with Debra's chocolate ribbon treat.
Old, New, and Made-up
MOSES: And God came down from the Heavens, and He said unto the Chicken, “Thou shalt cross the road!” And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing.
BUDDHA: Asking this question denies your own chicken nature.
SIR ISAAC NEWTON: Chickens at rest tend to stay at rest. Chickens in motion tend to cross the road.
BILL GATES: I have just released the new Chicken Office 2010, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook.
R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: Because we have not yet designed and implemented true,constantly forwardly/backwardly evolving, energy-transforming livingmachines which will enable us to perform all functions from the informedlyturbining hub of a single autonomous in-spiralling/out-radiating network ofspace-connected information vector transforms. Had the chicken beensupplied with my Dymaxion Tensegrity Coop, it would have remained at home,un-tempted by such risky spatial-temporal translations.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA The chicken crossed the road with Britney Spears and a missing Gosselin twin, and was almost hit by an SUV pursued by police cars, with helicopters transmitting images of the event.
Antibiotics Have Antidotes
President Brie Cheese and Stoneyfield Farm Organic Yogurt work.
Cartwheels in a Sari
Fascinating author interview on NPR. Book release date, April 14.
Sunrise and Hope
"There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope." William Sloane Coffin
For All . . .
Courtesy National Science Foundation, Antarctica
Chartres Cathedral, France
Flower to Farthest Star
Art quilt created by prize-winning Michigan recycler Nellie Durand
They were so real
The Kissing Tree
17 years later, even better
. . . warm woolen mittens, wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings . . .
1 1/2 pt. vanilla ice cream 6 maraschino cherries 1/3 c. pistachio nuts 3/4 c. whipping cream 10 oz. pkg. frozen red raspberries, thawed Rum extract to taste 1 1/2 pt. pistachio ice cream 1/3 c. instant cocoa dry 1/2 c. whipping cream 1/4 c. sifted confectioners' sugar
Chill 2 quart metal mold in freezer. Stir vanilla ice cream just to soften; stir in rum flavoring. Refreeze until workable. Spread quickly in layer over bottom and sides of mold, bring ice cream all the way to top. (If it tends to slip, refreeze until workable). Circle cherries around bottom. Freeze.
Stir pistachio ice cream to soften, stir in nuts. Refreeze until workable. Quickly spread over first layer. Freeze. Combine 3/4 cup cream and cocoa; whip to peaks. Quickly spread over pistachio layer. Freeze. Drain raspberries (discard syrup). Sieve. Mix 1/2 cup cream, sugar and dash of salt. Whip to peaks. Fold in berry pulp. Pile into mold; smooth top. Cover with foil. Freeze 6 hours. Peal off foil. Invert on chilled plate. Rub mold with hot towel; lift off mold. Cut in wedges to serve. Makes 12-16 servings.