Sunday, January 26, 2014

Spectacular Little Moments


Sunrise captured by Henri as he quietly welcomes the day enjoying his morning coffee.  



The sweetness of an American Goldfinch having breakfast outside our window.  



While standing at my kitchen window, I notice the sun illuminating a crucifix on a cemetery statuary across the street.    It was my first time ever to see this happen.  




   Taken inside the cemetery, here is a close-up of the crucifix.




A lustrous tea cup unexpectedly and very recently given to me by a friend. 




My treat at the close of the day, is to drink my own home-made version of Venetian Hot Chocolate from it.  



Taken in the fading daylight, my image of it leaves room for improvement, but the dark, rich chocolate inside is heavenly.  

And yet another beautiful day in Maine draws to a close leaving me content just to be here.  


14 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a refreshing day - each peaceful moment was special. Loved the light in the cemetery.

Country Girl said...

Oh my gosh, Lili. That crucifix! Amazing you were able to capture it. And that teacup is divine, as is its contents. Yum-O.

Country Girl said...

ps - excellent capture of the goldfinch!

Lisa RedWillow said...

I love the cross. The chocolate looks so warm and inviting. So very beautiful.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

How blessed you are Lili girl! Catching the cross like that was wild :O) Stay warm and enjoy the chocolate. xo

Linda said...

Oh boy...that little goldfinch is a beauty!!

Rain said...

That photo of the crucifix is breathtaking ........
I'm so glad to be down here in Fla- missing home and family...... But that cold is too awful !!
Take care - put on another sweater and scarf- inside !!
Fondly, Rain

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Lili...I'm so glad that you are enjoying wintertime in your beautiful state. Your photos are just gorgeous! I'm having such a hard time with this winter weather this year. It's relentless. It's brutal. It's so depressing. I have a bad case of cabin fever. AGH! I will be so happy when I can see the sun again - and when spring makes her arrival. The earlier the better! :) Hugs to you!

xoxo laurie

Yuko Jones said...

Lili,you captured such beautiful moments in those photos! I'm in love with that goldfinch and I'd love to know how you made your Venetian Hot Chocolate :)

Oh, I added you to my blogroll. Have a great day ox

Lili said...

Yuko: Thanks for your sweet comment! Since I was unable to reply to your email, I'll post a comment on here re your question.
Here is a link for a similar version of Venetian hot chocolate: http://www.bellalimento.com/2012/01/11/how-to-make-italian-hot-chocolate/ In my version I leave out the sugar, use fat free milk and special dark chocolate morsels, and then add a splash of pure vanilla extract at the end. To me it tastes like drinking a melted dark chocolate candy bar. I find any addition of sugar is too sweet for me. Oh and sometimes I put a bit of special dark powdered cocoa in the mix too, but not too much.

Yuko Jones said...

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! (and all the details!) I'll let you know when I try it. oxox

Tania Rossouw said...

Oooh that cup, Lili, and double oooh for it's contents! Thanks for sharing your beautiful images! Tania at FARRAGOZ

Crown of Beauty said...

the goldfinch at the birdfeeder is beautiful, and the sunlight on the crucifix is just awesome! That teacup is love too. I should find a way to send you some authentic Philippine native cocoa. They come in sachets with powdered milk and sweetener in it - simply put it hot water, using one or two sachets per cup depending on how thick you want it.

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