Have you been to the writer's almanac with Garrison Keillor in the net? WOW. Great site. We LOOOVEEE The prairie home companion with garrison Keillor too...lovely sunday mornings with NPR.Today's poem made us think of daddy.....The sun grows in your smile by Linda RodriguezWhen you smile, the air grows warm and soft,
the earth is watered with gentle mists,
seeds sprout and spread leaves above the dark, damp soil,
earthworms pierce the crust and frolic across the surface
to the delight of fat, happily hunting robins,
lilies of the valley unfurl beside purple, grape-scented irises,
fat pink and maroon peonies, and gay California poppies,
damask roses hurl their rich fragrance to the wind,
the crazy-with-sheer-joy song of the Northern mockingbird
echoes above other chirps and sweet winged notes,
gardeners join the worms in the warm, rich dirt,
children gallop across yards and grab handfuls of dandelions
to present to mothers who will set them in glasses of water
in kitchen windows or on dining room tables, weeds
glorious after the dark of winter with the color of the sun
that grows and warms and heals in your smile.
( from Hearts Migration. © Tia Chucha Press, 2009)
Daddy is the center of our world.
Strength, love, support... strong arms and hands to hold.
For daddy's day this year Honeypie made daddy a special t-shirt she decorated with fabric paints....just her and daddy holding hands. xo
Cake balls... huh?
yes...we ventured into cake ball land too...
Bakerella (who has a blog i love and am inspired by) has this recipe for her famous cake pops , which we decided to try today.
Sooooo decadent... we did not make it even half way into the process.
(we did not dip them in the melted chocolate and decorate them)...
mainly because they were so rich... i imagined going into sugar convulsions after popping a finished masterpiece in my mouth.
Maybe another day...
for now... here is as far as we got...and yes... we ate them!
shaping the cake balls...
check out bakerella's site (here) for tons of inspiring cake ideas!
happy father's day