And yet another friend offered to make me dinner the other night.
His house is in a very rural area, with a herd of cows watching from the next field.
Before dinner we took a short hike along the lake. The forecast had called for rain, but fortunately it stayed clear.
The trail follows the curving shoreline. He runs about 15 miles at a time and much faster than I do, so hiking seemed like a better bet for me.
It was too close to the day's end to walk long, so we headed back before it could get dark. Besides, I was hungry. Shrimp and pesto fettuccine, bread, plenty of malbec. Not too bad and it was nice to have someone cooking for me.
turtle crossing...i love that...looks like you were in my neck of the woods....i might know that cow...smiles. it has been warm but tonight it is COLD!ReplyDelete
That turtle was the blaze for that particular trail. And that cow has many cousins living near me, too.Delete
Classic rock has lots of good sayings. Turtle crossing?ReplyDelete
No, just the sign for that trail.Delete
I love that big clump of moss. When I was a kid, I liked picking it out of the dirt. Dinner is always better when someone else makes it. Glad you had fun.ReplyDelete
My side yard is completely shaded and is about half moss. I wouldn't mind an all-moss yard!Delete
What a lovely evening and there is nothing like being fed by a friend.ReplyDelete
And yes talk of sychronicity!
I love when those synchronous moments happen and you suddenly have a connection.Delete
I adore cows, so I really enjoyed the photo of the Mo-Mo!ReplyDelete
Sounds like another great day with a friend!
I LOVE the quote by Stones because I truly believe that!
Mo-Mo. I'll let her know that's her new name next time I see her.Delete
I try to remind myself of that quote frequently. And also be aware that what I want isn't even always the best thing for me.
Hmmm. Malbec is a great wine, before it was 'discovered' it was remarkably cheap. I've been to Argentina 3 times, and to Rosario once the home of Malbec and Che Guevara. I find the best ones similar to the Alsace wines like Hermitage and Chateau neuf du pape, peppery, spicy.ReplyDelete
I've known some long distance runners in my time, Bill Rodgers for one, and they were all pasta and wine gourmets. What could be better than a nice pesto, garlic and fresh basil, gulf shrimp and washed down with a good Malbec.
Sounds like a good friend, bon appetite!
I love wines that have a little spice to them. This guy was no gourmet cook - but he was doing his best to do something nice for me, and I was appreciative.Delete
Sounds like a perfect time.ReplyDelete
I think it is always wonderful to have someone cook for us; your meal with your friend sounded delicious and the surroundings so serene looking!ReplyDelete
It's very serene out there. And I agree - cooking for someone is a way of nurturing them.Delete
is it a "watch out for turtles" sign?:)ReplyDelete
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No, just a trail marker. You'd have to be nearly blind not to notice a turtle on the path.Delete
What a beautiful area to visit. Although your own yard and surroundings are quite beautiful as well!ReplyDelete
Your friends sounds very nice...based on the fact that he took you hiking and cooked a meal he knew you'd enjoy.
And I appreciated him doing that for me.Delete
Sounds like a perfect time. I love the country, looks like a nice area he lives in. Sounds like another great meal too!ReplyDelete
Three for three!Delete
What a nice evening, and that meal sounded delicious. I love that turtle sign on the tree.ReplyDelete
They had more inventive trail markers than you usually see.Delete
Sounds like a great evening. What's with the turtle stencil nailed to the tree?ReplyDelete
Just the blaze for that trail.Delete
I forgot they do that back east. We're lucky to have a trail at all half the time.Delete
So what's that huge pile of something behind the cows? I thought for a moment it was a pile of car tyres.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a nice relaxing, free-wheeling sort of day....
I believe it's just a big pile of dirt.Delete
Nothing nicer than a pre-dinner walk: readies the tummy and settles the soul.ReplyDelete
Yes it does!Delete
Looks a wonderful and relaxing place. And he sounds like a lovely friend who is a wonderful chef.ReplyDelete
A wonderful chef he is not! But a good friend, definitely.Delete