Island Exploration & Thanksgiving in August
WHAT I'M READING
Most of my reading this week has been "work-related". I use that phrase loosely these days, as just about anything regarding plants, animals, nature or conservation qualifies as "work". *grin of delight* I love learning about new things: discovering plants with new properties, unusual animal behaviors, and of course the "what the hell is that?" learning curve that happens more frequently than you'd imagine. We might have found a species of invertebrate while snorkeling that hasn't been documented in Florida.
WHAT I'M WRITING
WHAT I'M WRITING
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO/ WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
- One of my trips was canceled due to forest fires. (Boo) So instead we decided to throw a party. Because apparently I don't have enough to do. *facepalm* We decided to have Thanksgiving in August. Because August is lacking in holidays, and I needed an excuse to make tasty vegan food for a bunch of friends and hang twinkle lights everywhere. And despite trying out a couple of new recipes, including a seitan roulade and rosemary sweet potato stackers, everything turned out beautifully. Those in attendance have determined that we should make it an annual event.
|Thanksgiving in August: Seitan Roulade from VeganYumYum, Rosemary Sweet Potato Stackers, Braised Asparagus with Chipotle Aioli, & White Chocolate Mousse with Orange Zest (ate it before we remembered pics)|
- We've been exploring new islands in our area. I love finding hidden beaches I've never been to. (like the one above, how pretty is that?) We've been doing wildlife surveys and seagrass surveys in places we haven't visited before. Some of them seem untouched and we feel like the first human explorers to set foot in the sand.
Oh and p.s. thanks so much for all the cool ideas for the Magic Forest last week. I've been trying out all kinds of fun new ideas thanks to you guys. I think I need a bigger fairy lights budget though. *grin*