Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th! My Lucky Day! (maybe)

In the way of things sometimes consistent, this should be Free Range Friday. I would post photos of the first soup I've made using calabaza, or local pumpkin.  It's definitely been soup weather around here!

Discarding recipes that said to roast it first, I just cut up that slice into chunks, added a cup of chicken broth (finally, a soup for one!), added lots of onion and garlic, salt and pepper and a dash of allspice. Next it was boiled down (that took only about 15 minutes to tenderize the calabaza; I was surprised) and pureed in a couple of batches in my little baby blender. It was incredibly pretty and really delicious. I wondered if not using milk or cream would lessen the taste but it didn't; it was rich and thick and I'm going to make it again very soon. Total cost was probably 2 bucks, a fabulous deal. photos. Next time!

But! since the internet is actually allowing me to connect somewhat today, I'm going to try to do a bit of a round-up of photos from the very, very windy last days around here. Because I can. I think. We'll see.

Last Friday night at Dinghy Dock. 
A shiny afternoon at Punta Soldado

There are a couple of little ponds out that way. These birds were enjoying it.

Overlooking Dakity

Some gorgeous clouds during sunset overlooking Vieques

Mirror moment. That didn't last long.

The other evening, as the moon was rising, I heard a whoosh whoosh and saw this guy zooming back and forth in front of, around and behind the houseboat. He was very good or very lucky or both as I swear he only missed the stern by a foot or so on a super fast pass. 

From the dock where he had launched, good old rock and roll was being played loudly. Luckily for me, it was music I liked. While I was shooting photos of him, Brown Eyed Girl played. I thanked my little and big Universe for giving me a sweet gift for my eyes, ears and soul. 

The wind has been crazy, the visuals sublime.

Of course I took a lot of moon photos last night as it played in the clouds.
So far, so good! Let's see what happens next. 

Have a frankly fortuitous Friday the 13th! Do something flighty.


  1. Replies
    1. Glad you enjoyed it. The sun is shining.

  2. Awesome pictures. I happily just found your blog again. Makes me smile on a rainy winter Chicago day. And with my piece of Chaney in my pocket, my mind is back in the islands. Rock on

    1. Chaney in your pocket! Thanks for the smiles.