Thursday, September 12, 2013

Last Little Dips

This is probably my last little dip in the lake for this fleeting year.  Summer whipped by, again.  Doesn't it always seem to do that?  It's screeching hot and then poof.  Gone.  So, on this most likely last ninety degree day, I headed to the water to wade my farewell for the summer.  I may pop by to sit and think or read or daydream or just gaze at the ripples before they are frozen still, but I doubt I will set heal or toe in the water again till next spring.

Such goes another summer, fluttering by.   Soon Mr. C. Gull will be flying this coop.

Till we splash again.....

The evidence of a new beginning.

 So I say..

 Let's ring in the new season with joy.  I love the fall.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chocolate Frosted Donut Impostor Birthday Cake

My daughter needed to be officially inducted into the wonderful world of  'teenhood' for her (you got it, thirteenth) birthday.  What better to sweeten her entry into this new era than a vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.  Sprinkles prettying the inside and out, creamy chocolate oozing down the sides and nestled between two layers, this cake ushered her into her next season of life garnering her a big sugary smile.

  A truly proper welcoming.