My Georgia kitchen, passing the dogwoods and more books
- Very early on Tuesday morning, I got absorbed in David Lebovitz's latest blog post, about the making of his new cookbook. I've been reading his blog for years - he is an American chef living in Paris. I need another cookbook like a hole in the head, but ordered it. I just had to. But look at how many I already have. Maybe one more won't hurt. :)
- The dogwood trees are blooming and really, on the wane already. I pass one after the other when I'm driving, thinking how I should pull off residential streets and get out of my car to get a beautiful photo of them. But in the spirit of my blog, things are good, not always perfect, so I snapped this beauty in the midst of power lines and storage business when I was parking somewhere yesterday afternoon. I love how they pop up like that all over town.
- Tuesday is my long day - I go to volunteer work after my paying job. We record publications and books for the blind there. And this week is volunteer appreciation week, with the most exciting part for me being the stacks of books we could purchase for $1. Here's what I got (see above stacked on the leaf shaped platter): "Mockingbird" by Charles J. Shields - a portrait of author Harper Lee, "Cumberland Island" by Charles Seabrook - a history of the island off the coast of Georgia, and "Celestine - A Granddaughter's Reminiscence" by Celestine Sibley Fleming - a portrait of the late Atlanta journalist Celestine Sibley. I used to read her column every day - it was a perfect start to the day. And this was a perfect (almost) end to this one: forking over my $3, not eating the appreciation cake, getting my recording done and heading home with takeout dinner. A lovely day.