Dream, dream, for this is also sooth.
— William Butler Yeats, from “The Song of the Happy Shepherd“
I found the preserves in the cellar. . . .
The black raspberries were still
delicious, each cluster
burning like years in the brain.
— Michael Waters, from “Preserves“
Baking bread on a small farm on the moor in Koelvraa, West Jutland, Denmark, 1929, by Kai Uldall via National Museum of Denmark Commons on flickr (all photos here).
Click on the images to enlarge them. I would love to visit this landscape.
Was that where the three women worked baking bread? —
Where they began at morning, by their fire under the wet boughs.
And laid the loaves in the sun?
— H. L. Davis, from “Baking Bread“
Click on the photo to get a better look at the building’s green roof and outdoor restaurant seating divided by planters and latticework.
Nestled in the mountains near the lower tier of the Lienfoss waterfalls, the Fossestuen Hotel drew many foreigners to this picturesque region of Norway. Built in 1892, the hotel was actually a restaurant that served dinner and refreshments to tourists. The building reflects the traditional wooden architecture of Norway, with the sod roof a source of insulation against the harsh winter cold.
“Possible now to color yolks of eggs “red, white and blue” by feeding hens different feeds,” April 7, 1939, by Harris & Ewing, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Washington, D.C., April 7. . . . Charles A. Denton, Junior Chemist, poultry nutrition laboratory of the National Agriculture Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland, feeding a hen a certain food to produce a definite colored yolk.
— from the original Harris & Ewing caption
Blue eggs and ham?
. . . Yesterday the egg so fresh
it felt hot in his hand and he pressed it
to his ear. . . .
riveted to the secret of birds
caught up inside his fist. . . .
— Naomi Shihab Nye, from “Boy and Egg“