Fika

August 3, 2017 (215/365)

"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan

As a nod to my Scandinavian heritage, I occasionally enjoy a fika. This Swedish coffee break usually includes something sweet -- a simple pastry or a conversation with friends.

Super Moon

November 14, 2016 (319/366)

“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when invisible.”

- James Joyce, Ulysses

Cosmos

May 8, 2016 (129/366)

cosmos [ˈkäzˌmōs] noun:

1. the universe seen as a well-ordered whole.

2. a system of thought.

3. short for cosmopolitan; pink cocktails made with vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice.

4. an ornamental plant of the daisy family with single dahlia-like flowers.

5. a lovely Mother's Day gift from my mother-in-law. Thanks, Lynn!