Thursday, July 9, 2009

mirage in the sky

Mirage
1. An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air.
2. Something illusory or insubstantial. 22 days in a row, temps above 100 degrees. Austin NPR reports that our dry heat wave has broken the record since 1880. That beautiful thunder cloud was only a tease, as we all witnessed the amber light fill the sky. Matt and I sang the 'RainDance" song all the way home..."ah, uni kuni cha ah uni. ay yi yi icky ki yi amos" Result of too much wine? belly full of delicious dinner? hugged by good friends? No, just parched and wishing for rain. And stay tuned for news on my upcoming part in Cooking School at Lenores OutPost. I am teaching how to make the Best Ever Margarita and Chocolate Chipotle Cake. Last night was our "dry run"

7 comments:

Meri said...

Why did the song "Spirit in the Sky" come to mind?

Kim Mailhot said...

May the next mirage be the real thing ! Looks like you are making the most of your drought though - such wonderful times with family and friends - luscious !

Hashi said...

Whose house is that? I WANNA KITCHEN LIKE THAT!!

I look forward to your recipes!

Eleftheria said...

This photo of thunder cloud is wonderful!I like all of you in this kitchen, you had a great time together. I am waiting for your recipes, too. Many kisses.

trash talk said...

Looking at the name of that cake, I call that a "wet run"!
That cloud formation was beautiful...too bad it was a dud.
Debbie

Susan Tuttle said...

Now that's one heck of a sky -- gorgeous!

Michelle said...

The weather has no soul or conscience...