Tuesday July 6, 2004

Treasures 2004_27

"Life ... is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?"
-- Margot Fonteyn

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words, These are my Treasures for the past week.

  • A big yellow butterfly, fluttering by the back of the building where I work.
  • Datil Amandra - warm phyllo filled with hot (melting) dates and nuts, covered with fresh whipped cream that's almost reached butter consistency. One of my favorite deserts.
  • An incredible copper dragon sculpture, 3-D (barely) to hang on the wall, made of cut and bent copper sheet, very striking! He's 5 feet long and 2 to 3 feet wide and magnificent. Unfortunately, he's also $800. Where's the Readers' Digest Sweepstakes when I need it!
  • The heady aroma of a shop that sells coffee beans (whole or ground)
  • Sharing a dark chocolate covered rum ball
  • A big fat white full moon peeking from behind scudding clouds
  • A big fat yellow full moon, just risen, shining in the exterior rearview mirror of my car as we drove home up the freeway; everytime I glanced in that mirror, there was the moon beaming back at me!
  • Fireworks exploding overhead, filling the sky with color and sparks and sound.
  • Dinner with friends, followed by superb carrot cake
  • A walk on a nice trail; seeing snapdragons (or something very akin to them), blackberries, a glimpse of a bright green lizard, the back end of a bunny disappearing into the brush, and some lovely sunflowers. On the way back we saw another bunny - and this one stayed in sight for several minutes, eyeing us cautiously.
  • Sitting talking with our friends, bird-watching the birds at their feeder - a chickadee, many sparrows and finches, a grosbeak (how pretty!), two very young jays, a towhee and a chickadee. The bunny that lives in their bushes came out and nibbled birdseed and one of the local lizards appeared (and vanished) three times.
  • A delightful fireworks display seen from our living room window, encompassing a 100-degree view from South San Francisco down to San Mateo. A great way to end the day.
  • Raven tromping between me and my keyboard, flopping against my chest and demanding a snuggle Right Now!

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