Making Moroccan lamb salad for a picnic before A Midsummer Night’s Dream (beyond the mid-, and waking from the dream). Lamb in cumin, coriander; fresh-picked mint; crumbled feta (tasting of Crete); dry cured black olives; a yoghurt dressing with a smidgen of harissa.
And then recollections of other travels: toasted almonds with herbes de Provence; a little piece of fontina d’Aosta; a half bottle of Chianti Riserva; raspberries which make me long for good Devonshire cream.
Wearing my Thoreau Sauntering Society t-shirt, which reminds me both of Walden Pond and Aunt Nola (who loves a good saunter).
Little mysteries in the patio: leaves swept in; leaves swept off again. The missing rock. The first golden-crowned sparrow of the fall, coming from where?
image: Edward Robert Hughes, Midsummer Eve