Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It was actually quite romantic:

Yesterday we had a blackout...until just now (which is more than a day and a half later). Our neighbor's tree fell on a power line during a brief but violent storm -wiping out power for half the town it seemed.

So I prepared fiddleheads with garlic and white wine by candle light:

My flash makes the scene look deceptively bright -it was almost impossible to see what I was doing. Fortunately I have a gas stove, so I could still cook. Here is the tree:

IT looks deceptively small. It was actually an enormous tree.
THIS: my constant companion most days as it is, but boy was I glad to have it during a blackout. It is my trusty hand-crank radio. We have been keeping the TV off during the day. imagine the first photo, and the smell of garlic and wine sauteeing, and some Gillian Welch, and Drive By Truckers, and the like, which just happened to be playing on the North Country Public Radio station out our way...
...and you can see how it was actually quite romantic.


EatPlayLove said...

There is something so powerful about the calm after a storm.

Paula said...

I agree. -Especially if it clears up immediately after, and you get all that intense yellow sunlight.

Cari said...

fiddleheads! Oh man, I SO want to eat fiddleheads tonight. Must track some down.

Paula said...

It was my first time with the ferns. I have to admit that although our property is positively LOUSY with them...I bought these. Our ferns are already unfurled. I couldn't find enough that were still "furled" (?) to make a meal. They sell them in the supermarket here. They were good -kind of like asparagus in a way.