Sunday, August 14, 2016

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
~ William Blake, Auguries of Innocence


Weary this morning after a marathon canning day yesterday. My (not so old) man returned from the sea with a bounty of salmon, halibut, and crab. Much of the fish was packaged and tucked away I  the freezer and I canned some salmon and the crab meat. It takes a lot of effort to extract the meat from all that crab! I’m happy to see those jars in the counter this morning and know the work was all worth it.

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I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I remember introducing these very lines to my literature students. I wish I had some of your photography back then to reinforce the text. You are creating a wonderful body of work here, Linda.

    1. Thank you, Marian!

  2. You have quite a canning production line going on up there! How do you can the fish?

    1. Fish is one of the easiest things to can. Just raw pack it in the jars–no need to add anything else–and process it in the pressure canner for the prescribed length of time. Couldn’t be simpler and it’s so nice to pop open a jar for a light lunch in the winter months.

  3. Loving this image and the quote Linda. Lucky you! While the crab does take the extra work, you will enjoy them I’m sure.

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