28 September 2017

Construction Circles 2 - Missoula, Montana

These sewer grates reminded me of waffles. 

But maybe that's just because waffles are something I can't eat while my doctor has me eschewing grains, sweetener, & dairy. And please don't very kindly share a recipe or brand name of some very tasty pseudo waffles made with non-grain flour. I've tried them - I've actually made them out of coconut flour

They are not bad. 

But they are not really waffles.  

Because what, I ask you, is the point of a waffle without real butter and authentic Canadian maple syrup (which is sitting patiently in my little pantry, in the dark, all alone), and a dollop of real whipped cream? 

Sorry - I have noticed I'm a little crabbier without grains...

27 September 2017

Construction Circles 1 - Missoula, Montana

On our neighbourhood meanders through the summer, we've been watching with great interest a slightly controversial infrastructure adjustment a few blocks away.  A street previously ending in a cul de sac backing up to a largely dormant segment of rail line is now a through street to the mall

Residents were less than thrilled when the plan was introduced - and living in a construction zone always puts folks in a better mood - uh, NOT! 

The project appears to be nearing completion, leaving a few miscellaneous bits and pieces to catch my eye until the final clean up.

24 September 2017

Acts Of Light - Missoula, Montana

"Thank You for all the Acts of Light which beautified a summer now passed to its reward."

-Letter from Emily Dickinson to Mrs. John Howard Sweetser 

From Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs, Part 1 intro page