…. It is foggy here this morning… the cool, wet front that swept in from the southwest yesterday afternoon has now disappeared over the mountains to the east and is gone…. the sunlight is breaking through the leaves now, and the sky is clear and blue…. What a wonderful gift to the soul freshly brewed coffee is…..

… lamb has been requested for dinner this evening and I will be off soon to the shops…. Our local butcher only keeps lamb in small quantities, but he has assured me that he has some choice cuts….. so this evening - as the sun begins to set - I will stand around my grill while the lamb chops sear and drink in the last few drops of sweater-weather before jacket-weather arrives….

… lamb chops sizzling, mint sauce, potatoes roasting with garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and parmesan cheese, the smell of damp leaves, a tumbler of Lagavulin….

…. Soon our collars will be turned up against the cold, dry wind that Winter brings, and all of the leaves will have fallen….. leaving the trees to stand naked and stark against the chill awaiting Spring….. and we’ll rush from comfortable home to car, to shop, to home again, trying to keep warm…. but not just yet……

…. the trees are still blazing…. and the sky is still blue…. and The World may be drowsy, but it isn’t asleep quite yet… and as for me, I am grilling some chops….

by Eric on November 14, 2007 | Bullshit (16) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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Your way with words never ceases to astound and delight, Eric. I love coming along for the ride, thanks! :)

Bullshitted by pam on November 14, 2007 09:46 AM

I bet the Thai Red Curry Sweet Potatoes I made last night would go real well with that lamb...

Bullshitted by Elisson on November 14, 2007 10:58 AM

Soft core Nature porn at it's finest.

I got a red tree in the back yard and a gold one in the front. I'm probably gonna order pizza, delivery. Does that count?

That, was hard core nature porn, in case you were wonderin'.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on November 14, 2007 12:35 PM

I'm hungry... when's dinner? *grin*

Bullshitted by Teresa on November 14, 2007 02:44 PM

You may also be getting some pussy tonight.

Bullshitted by Catfish on November 14, 2007 05:00 PM

Goodness... you make dining at home such a beautiful experience!

Bullshitted by Jean on November 14, 2007 06:51 PM

I acquired a taste for lamb years ago when I was in Turkey..I can even eat mutton if I don't have to smell it cooking and if it is cooked over an open fire so the fat drains off. But I do draw the line at that sheep head soup the Turks fix..something about them eyes staring out at me out of that big kettle...

Bullshitted by GUYK on November 14, 2007 08:53 PM

I will never pack your kind of gear.

It was foggy as hell here this morning as well, but I had no idea from which direction it swept in. It was just farookin' fog that I had to drive in to get my tired ass to work. And, oh yeah, the farookin' fog caused a couple four people to have the bad taste to slam into one another on the road, making my drive even more of a treat.

As for the coffee, it was pure 7-11 purchased from a store in which (counting the workers and the customers) I was the only native English speaker.

I also don't like lamb.

See? I lack the poet's eye.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on November 14, 2007 09:29 PM

"Soft core Nature porn at it's finest."

Great writing , Eric.

Good commenting, Redneck...;)

Bullshitted by Janie on November 14, 2007 11:49 PM

"the trees are still blazing…. and the sky is still blue…. and The World may be drowsy, but it isn’t asleep quite yet… and as for me, I am grilling some chops…"

This makes me feel...drowsy.

Bullshitted by Mark on November 14, 2007 11:53 PM

You do have a way of turning the ordinary events of life into poetry. Beautiful image.

Bullshitted by Libby on November 15, 2007 09:14 AM

Sounds like a good way to welcome Old Man Winter - though he seems to *always* overstay his welcome up here...

It feels as though it might snow - I'm not quite ready yet. Brrrrr...

Bullshitted by Richmond on November 15, 2007 02:55 PM

What a difference a day makes. 50's to 30's in one nasty drop....

Bet my view's better.... and colder too..


Bullshitted by fw2 on November 15, 2007 07:24 PM

If there is a Scottish counterpart to the Blarney Stone, Eric has it stashed in his garage.

Bullshitted by Rey B on November 15, 2007 07:33 PM

That sounds great. Lamb. Football weather setting in. Best time of the year.

Bullshitted by Cappy on November 15, 2007 08:17 PM

Catfish, as usual, cuts to the heart of the matter.

Bullshitted by Elisson on November 16, 2007 11:25 AM