Friday, July 9, 2010

Cloud Musings On A Summer day

The lens of my camera was able to capture the beauty of the clouds on a beautiful summer day and into the evening. I have posted a few pictures as well as some reflective thoughts on clouds by some notable writers.

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain, or usher a storm but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Taqore-Indian poet essayist

Forest, lakes and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes-every form of animate or inanimate existence leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Orison Swett Marden-American Writer 1850-1924

Caramelized French Toast with Cinnamon and Berries
  • 7 TB. butter at room temperature
  • 6 TB. brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups half and half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 TB. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 8 slices 1 inch thick French Bread
  • powdered sugar
  • fresh blueberries and raspberries
  • Mix butter and brown sugar in a small bowl to blend set aside
  • Whisk half and half, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to blend
  • Melt 2 TB. brown sugar/butter mixture in a nonstick skillet
  • Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture to coat both sides and set on wax paper
  • Cook 2 slices of bread at a time in skillet turning after 3-4 minutes to brown each side
  • Repeat with another 2 TB. butter/brown sugar mixture melted in skillet with 2 more slices of bread
  • Brown bread on both sides
  • Serve with powdered sugar sprinkled on top with berries or syrup

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