These photos are from Snoqualmie Falls near Seattle. Our son and his wife live in nearby Sammamish, and we visited the falls on an overcast day when we were there over Memorial Day last year. The waterfall has a 270 foot drop and is quite impressive.
I have some bug that must be going around. One day I have a splitting headache (I don't get headaches normally) and the next my stomach is killing me. Then back to the headache and so on. I hate being sick. I do think that everyone should have a sick day now and then - when you cozy up with a good book and cup of hot tea. But actually being sick bites.
The reason for this "more than you wanted to know" narrative is that I didn't feel good when I woke up today, so opted out of my French class. No reason to pass it on to Nadine and Susan. This is good or bad news: good because now I might actually finish my homework assignment by next week; bad because if Susan went to class, I am now even further behind than before. I really need to get my act together on the French thing. I know once I can get into the gardens, it will be even harder to make myself spend time on it. Maybe I need a little trip to France in my future to get me going!!!
I have some interesting blogs to pass along. Recently the Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a feature on "No Knead Bread" which originally showed up in the NY Times last November. The Strib mentioned a woman who lives here in the cities and has a blog www.breadbasketcase.blogspot.com . Her blog covers a lot of different topics, but she started it because she wanted to document a year of breadbaking. Her goal was to make every bread in The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. She has wonderful pictures and comments and one of the things she covers is the no knead bread.
Rose Levy Beranbaum's site www.realbakingwithrose.com is also a good one with a lot of different baking projects.
While checking out Beranbaum's site, I found www.kittbo.blogspot.com which has wonderful step-by-step instructions and pictures for making the No Knead Bread. She just added a link from her main page to the bread page. (Kitt also has some beautiful flower and poodle photos posted!!!)
Last night I was surfing for garden blogs and found one that is written by a woman who is starting a new site with 2 friends on bread baking. www.ayearinbread.earthandhearth.com They have a newsletter you can sign up for - as does Beranbaum.
Just in case you want to check them out!!