Saturday, August 15, 2020

Morning in Our Back Yard


We decided to take a short bike ride before breakfast Friday. The slanting sunlight was shining on the garden fence as we opened the garage to take the bikes out. As we rode around the neighborhood, we could smell breakfast. In one block, we knew someone was frying bacon and eggs. And maybe coffee and toast. In the next block, in contrast to these appealing aromas, we knew there had been a disturbed skunk sometime overnight. The air was cool and pleasant for the entire ride.


Our own breakfast, when we got home, was tomato, cottage cheese, herring, olives, and cucumber on our Mickey and Minnie plates. Kind of an Israeli breakfast.

Meanwhile, in the course of the day on Friday, among all the depressing news:

We'll wait and see. So unexpectedly cheerful! I hope it goes well for the panda and all her keepers.

Blog post by mae sander. © 2020.

18 comments:

Phil Slade said...

Good news about the pregnant panda. What I can't figure out is why the staff were so surprised? Unless it was a phantom pregnancy or a miracle?

Angie's Recipes said...

Glad that you had a pleasant ride :-) Your Mediterranean breakfast looks good.

bill burke said...

A nice ride to begin your day and a delicious breakfast afterward.
Have a nice weekend and stay safe.

Catalyst said...

What a beautiful yard you have!

Rain said...

Hi Mae :) the photo of your garden in the morning is beautiful. I love those breakfast plates too, what fun! Oh the smell of bacon would get me going that's for sure!! :)

Rain

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

That's a very Israeli breakfast, perfect for summer!

Jeanie said...

Good news about the panda! And I love your noticing the smells of the neighborhood. These days it's so much more pleasant to walk early.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

That sounds like a wonderful breakfast to me, though I've never heard of eating any of those individual items in the morning. I like to try new things. I'd love to join you. Especially on Mickey Mouse plates.

What wonderful news about the panda. I do hope it is true. We need some good news, don't we?

Have a good week.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I’ve never been one to eat breakfast, though a bacon and egg roll for brunch is a delicious treat.

Wishing you a great reading week, and a baby Panda!

Les in Oregon said...

You have a lovely yard! What type of trees are along the fence? Eucalyptus? Oaks? It looks like they provide some lovely shade.

Fun to go bike riding early in the morning before the heat sets in. As far as breakfast, I'm more of a yogurt and fruit gal. I'm pretty sure I couldn't manage the olives or herring! :)

Mae Travels said...

@Les -- Most of the big trees with foliage showing in the photo are some sort of maple. Michigan is too cold for any eucalyptus, so we definitely don't have them. The biggest trees along the fence are pines, but the needles are too high up to be in the photo. We also have one big elm on the other side of the yard, and a flowering plum (not fruit-bearing).

mae

Les in Oregon said...

That makes sense! For some reason I thought you were in California. :)

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

When I walk the dog early in the morning, I can always tell which neighbors have spent the night smoking meat. It makes me hungry. Hopefully everything goes smoothly with the panda birth! Have a good week!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Linda said...

Nice light in your yard! Good luck to the pandas!

Iris Flavia said...

LOL. I went yummmm at the cottage cheese... and ewww at the herring! Hubby´d loved it all!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Yummy brownies and good news, a baby panda! What good news. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Sherry's Pickings said...

love the mickey mouse plates!

Divers and Sundry said...

That looks like a delicious breakfast. Wonderful news about the panda!