Group think - a mode of thinking where participants strive for unanimity... It' s kind of like being part of a blog community where self expression unites all. I felt compelled to create this space after the passing of my father as if I needed to place bits of myself out in the universe. An eloquent writer I am not, so I use pictures who always have much to share, if only you look closely. I have benefited from the time I have spent thinking about Shades of Blue and what I might share in this my little corner of the universe. I hope you, who I see reading this right now, can see what I see and be richer inside as I am. Here's to more time spent being closer to the spirit living inside you.
Monday, December 27, 2010
A walk outside to enjoy a few sparkles.
The table awaits the food prepared just so.
Sangria sweetened with tangelos and pomegranate.
Brussels sprouts, carrots, and yams before cooking.
French bread pieces which will be toasted and used in the stuffing.
And it was a good Christmas...
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Four generations of Schroders have been making a batch of Kleiners at Christmas time. This danish tradition is traced back to TJ's grandfather who made it for his family in keeping with his homeland celebrations.
Crisco for frying.
The dough is taken out of the refrigerator.
TJ starts to roll it.
It has to be thin...
He cuts the strips.
Grasshopper loves these cookies... She lobbies for them every Christmas and likes to roll them.
Snowden and I did the frying. We have a very nice batch of sweetness to enjoy over Winter Break and share. That is, of course, if our cookie monster in residence doesn't devour them quickly.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
"We all know well that we can do things for others and in the process, crush them, making them feel that they are incapable of doing things by themselves. To love someone is to reveal to them their capacities for life, the light that is shining in them."
- Jean Vanier