Nearly thirty years ago, a friend gave us some delectable morsels called bourbon balls. In the years since, I have adjusted the recipe in a number of ways, and quadruple the recipe in order to make multiple batches. Here are early rum balls in progress.
This year, my sister gave the gift of challenge and imagination to my husband with the adult version of Legos. One of Lego's architectural artists Rok Zgalin Kobe brought architect Frank Lloyd Wright's blueprint of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to life. I just noticed on the website that it took a 14 year old six hours to build it. It took my resident architect ten hours to complete, which I (totally lacking the geometry part of the brain) thought was excellent. He says "The next time you need a problem solved, call your local 14 year old!"
Big Al had a bumper crop of fruit and brought some to New Mexico from his home in the Palm Springs, California area. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to see and eat grapefruit and lemons grown in someone's yard and brought directly to northern New Mexico. It is a little like receiving gardening catalogs at this time of year. Aren't they beauties?
I cannot end 2013 without thanking each and every one of you for reading my blog, and commenting throughout the year. May 2014 be filled with good health, creativity, joy, and love!
until next Monday (and next year)
a passion of the image