Welcome to Friday’s Fave 5!
I had fun looking over the pictures I took this week
I’m surrounded by so much beauty that it is hard to choose which ones to share.
But here are some of my favourite moments from this week.
1. November can be a grey and rainy month here on the Island. But this year we have had quite a few days of sun. I am particularly thankful for the morning light that steals in through the kitchen windows. What a cheery start to a new day!
2. October’s glory is past and the leaves have fallen to the ground. Beauty is still here although more subtle and hidden. A bright orange burning bush berry against a blue sky:
The golden light of evening reflected on an acorn cap:
3. We are enjoying simple suppers this week ~ rustic roasted vegetables ~ sweet potatoes, carrots, golden Yukons, turnip and parsnip. So simple. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with parsley, sea salt and freshly ground pepper and slide in the oven beside chicken or a pork roast. Oh my …
And of course colder weather means the occasional old-fashioned, comforting dessert.
I almost hesitate to give you this recipe – it’s too simple – and I don’t want to feel responsible for diet downfalls.
Oh well, proceed at your own risk 🙂
5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug – Don’t forget to add the chocolate chips. I tried it twice, adding the chips the second time, and that made all the difference. Top with vanilla ice-cream… sweet, rich, chocolatey goodness.
4. Our home is surrounded by tall, dark spruce trees. I love to stand out beneath them and listen to the sound of the wind rushing through the branches. If you close your eyes, you can imagine that you are standing on the shore listening to the waves.
5. Or, since I live on an Island, I can just go the beach and listen to the waves for real. And smell the tang of salty air, and hear the cry of the gulls, and watch the sun sparkle like myriads of diamonds dancing on the water.
Some people thrive in the bustle of city life, some beneath the wide-open prairie sky,
Others flourish by towering mountains and others deep in the majestic Redwood forests,
but Islanders thrive by the sea.
I hesitate to say we need the sea because all we need is found in Him, right?
But oh, we praise Him best here.
Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth,
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,
you islands, and all who live in them.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!
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