The longer you are in a place, the more you get under its layers.
~ Frances Mayes
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Layers. Life itself consists of so many layers that it was both easy and difficult to decide what to use.
I kept coming back to the photos I took on our last foggy morning. The fog itself adds a layer of mystery to the landscape. Light, shadows, color, and sound are altered in the fog, creating another layer to add to the overall scene.
There is no space in consciousness, no distance. There are levels of perception layered by oscillation like strata of a cake, but it’s all the same cake.
~ Stuart Wilde
What I would really like to have shown you in regards to layers is a Smith Island Cake. I never heard of Smith Island cakes until we moved here. They’re quite popular, and you can find them in lots of stores between here and the beach. They package them for tourists and locals, ready to travel. Most of the restaurants we’ve eaten in have it on their dessert menu.
Smith Island, in Somerset County, Maryland, is actually multiple islands located in the Chesapeake Bay. It’s on my list of places to visit, and not too far from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. A Smith Island Cake has 8 to 15 thin layers of cake with creme or frosting in between. The most common flavor is a yellow cake with chocolate frosting, but they come in all kinds of cake and icing flavors. The Smith Island Cake is the official dessert of Maryland.
I have sampled the Smith Island Cake on a couple of occasions, and it is a scrumptious dessert. I had one that was so rich that the thinnest slice was more than enough.
In kitchen news…
It’s a day off from kitchen work, although it’s still a wait-around day. The missing cabinet will be delivered sometime this afternoon, and they will be picking up the damaged cabinet while they’re here. I made an executive decision just a little while ago. I called Designer Gal and told her that I don’t want a repaired cabinet. Send it back, bring us a new one. It was one of the most expensive cabinets we ordered because it’s custom made, and there is no reason for me to settle for a repaired cabinet. Designer Gal and Co. will not be out anything because it was damaged when it was packed, and I imagine the company that made the cabinet will know best how to repair it, if that’s what they want to do. Or they can sell it at a cheaper price because of the damage. I don’t think it will go to waste.
That’s about it from me and from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for dropping in and exploring layers of fog with me. I hope Thursday has been good to you.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Watching the clouds move in and out. Working in the woods. Making a decision I can live with. Tart cherry juice. Warmer weather.