Sat down to plan my solo caravan west in a couple of days while sipping my maple coconut chai tea and dining on cinnamon oranges. I sprinkle about ¼ t straight cinnamon on one sliced orange. This Moroccan treat traditionally includes both cinnamon and sugar, but I prefer it sans sucre.
My husband has gone ahead already to New Mexico, and I’ll be joining him there for a month of his internship this summer. The thought of culinary experimentation with prickly pears and frijoles is enough to make me want to paint the town. But for now let me take a moment to savor the fine small things of Iowa life.
Hollyhocks: A loyal customer gift from the Sandhill Seed Preservation in Calamus, Iowa
Bird on a wire, well, almost, watching the sun set in our own overlapping worlds.
A stoic but graceful mamma farm cat…
and at least a dozen scampering baby kitty feet (times four). So darling!
Paddle boat fishing with a childhood friend and our fathers…
…out on this placid farm pond.
Okay, New Mexico, I trust you’re beautiful, but can you beat that?