Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rain in the Desert

A cool drink of water.  We all need water--even if it belongs to someone else.  Well, better my glass than the toilet which seems to be a point of curiosity for her lately.  And, of course, she gets several fresh bowls of water every day--but the "oh da toilet" is so much more exotic. (now I hope she never learns how to lift the toilet lid.)

It rained on the desert today.  More Beautiful Water.  It was a slow and gentle, all-day misting that washed the dust away.

I even started the fireplace for the first time this year.  And I baked an apple crisp for breakfast so the warm house and fragrant air wrapped me in nostalgic winter comfort.  That is not a common experience here in the desert.

As the afternoon cleared I went outside to enjoy the freshness....

The lemons are ripening!  The single most wonderful feat of nature is the Lemon.

I add slices to my dishpan when washing dishes--the smell is intoxicating.

I clean the iron skillet with a lemon end and salt.  And of course, I add it to my drinking water to keep Sigh Me away. She doesn't like lemon.
Now, time to get back to work.

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  1. And now is the time for you to make your yummy lemon curd!

  2. My cat Fred prefers my water too. We give him his own water in a mug rather than a bowl. He seems to prefer it that way. Glad you are getting rain. My sister in Calif. is very happy it's rained there.