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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Fast Storm

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.” ―John Muir

I woke to a clattering on the skylights in the living room. The wind was blowing so hard and if felt like the roof could lift off. The lightning flashed and thunder roared. I was up by now...turning on the weather radio. The fast moving storm was out of here as fast as it came in...leaving not much in the rain gauge. As long as I was up I put together some bran muffins and made a big bowl of coleslaw to take to a funeral lunch at Church. Did up the dishes and made some coffee and here I sit looking out the window at our still brown lawn. A little tiny bird is hopping through the dried grass. It's a wren....looking for something to eat. I suppose just a small amount of rain will bring insects to the surface. I have to make this quick today...have to go to Church before the funeral starts. Have a great day...

An addition: Thought I'd come back and put the recipe for my coleslaw down.
I had a package of regular coleslaw from the produce dept. Yesterday, I bought a package of chopped broccoli slaw to add to it. I had some Napa cabbage here already. So, I chopped the Napa and added it to the big bowl of the mixed slaws. Then I dressed it with this dressing...

1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, 
salt to taste
a dash of hot pepper sauce
sprinkle with fresh parsley
This makes a nice big bowl of coleslaw


Lynn said...

That slaw sounds good I think I may try it this weekend... Storms have always been something I loved to listen to and watch from our front porch, but these storms this summer have been so scarry! I will forever be a little leary of storms, especially ones where the sky turns yellow and green.. It has really been a different summer!

Zoey said...

We have been having the same rain thing happening here. For about 3 minutes the sky dumped the water - enough to make small puddles in the driveway and then it was over.

It is very frustrating!

Cole slaw recipe sounds good. I made some last week, but I just bought the mix and a bottle of dressing already prepared. It was good, but I bet yours is better.

Barbee' said...

What a wonderful quote you posted; I had never read it before; thank you. In my mind you are a whiz! (compared to me) Thank you for the recipe. Last week I tried to make slaw like I made back in the early sixties that my four year old dearly loved. He said it was good and juicy. It did not turn out the same at all. To start with, the cabbage was the driest one I ever had. Maybe the result of this droughty summer, perhaps?

Barbee' said...

Further thoughts: I think this slaw would be good with your pulled pork that you cooked in your slow cooker.