It's a mysterious Saturday. I don't know why. I can taste the air. It smells like the air smells in a different place when you are on vacation. Have you ever noticed that? Do you ever go outside and say, wow the air smells and feels like...
I am trimming fresh flowers and making old fashioned banana cream pudding (first time). Nilla wafers and all. (I needed a tiny break from editing and sculpting and all that fun stuff)
Growing up in a culture thick with Mexican and European traditions, you don't really grow up with Banana Cream Pudding. You grow up with something more like Capirotada (unreal buttery, fruity, cheesy bread pudding), empanadas, pan dulce, baklava and crepes.
Mister Lovee grew up in the Midwest and in New York. The Midwest and Banana Cream Pudding were a whole new world to me when I met him, and so, I am in love with both. When I met Mister he took me traveling around Arizona and I found it to be like a whole new adventure. Amazing, the places we haven't even delved into in the neck of our own woods.
Did you know that Arizona isn't just a great big desert? We have forests and woods, and green beautiful little towns, and lots of snow up North. In fact, adorable Prescott is one of my favorite little towns in our state.
I was raised pretty Americanized, but still, a tiny Mexican border town is very different from Middle America. It might as well be another country.
Growing up we traveled to places outside the US, so I never really got to realize what a beautiful and diverse country we lived in until I was an adult.
I love that when I think of America I think apple pie, fourth of July, parades, barbecues, folk music, tiny towns with root beer signs, down home cooking and of course, so so much more...
I love it.
I think wherever we are from, those traits that are country specific are beyond precious. I would love to know what you think about when you think about the country you are from?
Anyhow, I just meant to pop in and say hello, but there I go waxing nostalgic. Silly girl. Best get back to work, I am editing some fun photographs to share asap.
Do have a beautiful day, won't you? I know you will ;)
Back super soon,
ps: Last photo borrowed from - open.salon.com/blog/procopius
pss: I am also making cream of broccoli for the first time, in individual bread bowls. I am using this recipe (with real butter), wish me luck ;)