"One of my girls said she saw a cougar outside our front door today about 4:00.
Do they come into town often? This was in the area of 400 s 100 e, just off Main
Street. She's not sure which way it went, keep a look out for it..."
Now I have 2 choices for my walk today.
I can go across the fields and go west from our house OR
I can walk to the Post Office, a mile away and where the cougar was spotted.
Two days ago I took a new trail. It was a game trail, very narrow with high sagebrush on either side and very remote.
It was a beautiful walk but I felt as if several eyes were watching me. I decided to take turns whistling and singing so as not to surprise an animal (or me).
Don't think that I will be going that direction for a while.
You have met my friend Anita. She is my friend who bakes the fabulously delicious and sinfully good Streussel Kuchen. Anita was visiting yesterday and it is customary that we go for long walks into the countryside. We gathered wild asparagus and ate it right then and there. Then we walked to our Spring and picked watercress and munched on it.
It is now that the story gets complicated.
Anita brought her sister-in-law Christina. Christina is the Pastry Chef for the finest French Bakery this side of the Mississippi. Not only are her pastries beautiful they are also irresistible. Of course, I had to take a picture of these little works of perfection. Safe enough, right? After all, they were all wrapped up in cellophane and tied with a pretty pink ribbon.
But then, I wanted to get them out of their wrapping for a close-up. And that is when I just had to have the yellow cookie.
And then I had to taste the green one.
And then there were none. AND then I packaged up the plate and sent it off. I sent it to a charming young woman who saw it in my Etsy shop.
Here I share with you my obsession with Italian Renaissance Ceramics. I decided that painting them would not be so difficult. So I set about learning. My blog is about living the simple country life, tales from our travels and, of course, my hand painted ceramics.
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