Our skies are yellow, the sun is orange – the fires around our part of the state are hiding the blue of the skies and tinting the world to an eerie glow. We are grateful none of them are close enough to threaten us, but they have introduced a heaviness and a poor quality to the air that makes us want to hunker down inside. It is the price we pay for a year that has had little moisture. My response? Sit down at the computer and look at pretty pictures, decide to share some of the pictures and add some words, just to break up the flow of the pictures.
So ends this tale of part of our day, but there is a little updating to do: For those of you who have been curious about the Mason Jar experiment, I wish to note that fresh berries like strawberries (unwashed until ready to use), blueberries and grapes keep very well in Mason Jars, as do carrots, cauliflower and other veggies. Celery and greens, less well I think. Grains, nuts, pastas, rices, brown sugar – all those things that come in bags that slide around when piled up, stand neatly in place in Mason Jars. They are also great for freezing foods. I consider my experiment a success.
Today, greet your world with a smile and rejoice in having enough. There are too many who cannot do that.