Friday, January 9, 2015

Special gift, the wolf moon and mighty fine

- My sister got me this vase for Christmas after I admired it in a shop in the North Carolina mountains back in July.  I had actually checked to see if it was still there when I visited in September, but it wasn't (because she had bought it for me.)  I put some flowers in it and texted her this photo on New Year's Day, saying, "Happy New Year!"  She liked that.

- The moon was huge, golden and gorgeous on Tuesday night, January 6.  A Google search tells me it was the "Wolf moon" - so called by Native Americans because of the howling of hungry wolves that often accompanied it at the height of winter.  I got a glimpse of it ahead of me through the trees, as I was driving home from volunteer work.  It kept peeking at me, here and there, until I arrived home. Click on the link here to see an amazing photo of a plane crossing in front of that moon in Los Angeles, California.

- After a long day and then a meeting at the church that was also long, a simple supper of avocado on toast.  Drizzled with olive oil and topped with a little shredded parmesan cheese - it was mighty fine.

I hope you have a mighty fine weekend! 


Granny Annie said...

Your sister is a good girl. How smug she must feel to know you went looking for the vase again and thought it was gone forever only to find it waiting for you. I feel your joy.

Yes that moon was spectacular.

I am trying my best to stay ahead of a batch of avocados. Not a one was ready when I bought them and I thought I would enjoy them as they ripened only to realize they were ripening at the same pace and I have to hurry.

Ileana said...

Beautiful vase and flowers. What a thoughtful treat from your sister!

That photo of the plane and moon is amazing! Wow! And you got to see that moon? Nice!

Hope you have a wonderful new year, amiga! Love and missed your posts!

sage said...

The moon the other evening as I drove back across the marsh was orange and huge and beautiful... Lovely vase!

Elephant's Child said...

What a perfect gift - and I love the way you shared it back with your sister.
Spectacular moon, and I hope your weekend matches it.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - lovely vase and clever sister! Gorgeous flowers too ...

Sounds like the moon was fabulous ... I certainly didn't realise it was a Wolf Moon ...

Then the avo on toast ... what a great supper dish .. and time for an exhausted bed ... cheers Hilary

Leonora said...

You have a sweet, sweet sister. That is the only good reason for a favored item to go missing from the store- someone who loves you bought it for you.
Your simple supper is right up my alley! The Parmesan puts it over the top : )

G. B. Miller said...

Avocado on toast with olive oil and parmesan cheese sounds pretty tasty.

Father Nature's Corner

Joanne said...

The vase is beautiful! So sweet of your sister to get it for you!!

Lee said... that's why I was howling at the moon the other night!! :)

Cloudia said...

“So as long as a person is capable of self-renewal, they are a living being.”
Henri Frederic Amiel

ALOHA from Honolulu

Riot Kitty said...

Olive oil? You had me at olive oil.

LL Cool Joe said...

Lovely vase, how nice that your sister bought it for you!

I'm not sure I've wished you a Happy New Year yet Lynn! I've kinda been out the loop it seems like forever!

Snaggle Tooth said...

That vase fits right in with your decor, n the flowers you treat yourself with-
There's a green comet near Orion now I hear, but it's been cloudy every night here lately (snow showers) so haven't seen it or that moon aside from good pics pointed out to me-
I don't eat avocados yet. Tried a bagel with it at work but didn't like it. Must be an acquired taste.