Monday, January 18, 2010

In the Early Morning Rain

It has been a typical rainy Northwest January. Some people are bothered by it, and can't wait for the warm weather. Personally, I love the rain. I love the coolness in the air, and the misty fog that drapes between the hills in our little valley like a gauzy tent.
Bella and I take our walks in the rain, amid the oak leaves and puff balls scattered on the mossy knoll. She is intrigued by a raccoon or some other wild animal that has made a place for itself in a gnarly wild hazelnut tree. Every sound and smell captures her attention. She's in no hurry. She doesn't mind the rain either.

We return to the house and set to making a winter breakfast;

like Sour Cream Apple Pancakes with pure maple syrup:

I close my eyes and pretend I'm at the Original House of Pancakes in Portland, on Barbur.
I love that place! The knotty pine and little lamps remind me of our kitchen when I was a freshman and sophomore in High School. So warm and cozy. The rain outside, makes it seem even more so.


Dot said...

Your pancakes look absolutely scrumptios!

The Northwest does have beautiful and mysterious weather, doesn't it? Just a matter of attitude and choosing to find the beauty.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...Sour Cream Apple Pancakes? Do we get the recipe? They sound delicious!


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