Monday, July 6, 2015

parley view parsnip. . . posh or not

Weekend update.

Saturday was Independence Day in America.
This quote is from Erma Bombeck sums the day up perfectly.
You have to love a nation that celebrates it's independence every July 4th,
not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House
in a show of strength and muscle
but with familly picnics where kids throw Frisbees,
the potatoe salad gets iffy and the flies dies from happiness.
You may think you have overeaten but it is patriotism.

Wonderful blog "I Think; Therefore, I Yam" had this on her post.
Thank you Susan !
As a child growing up in the 40's and 50's I was
"Posh" and didn't even know it.
When we wanted a snack and didn't want a piece of fruit we made toast.
Warm toast with butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar, 
peanut butter and jam, or just some jam
maybe thin slices of cheddar cheese.
with or with out honey.
Now the latest culinary trend on each coast is Toast !
Toast served with all sorts of "new and wonderful" choices.
Toast served with your choice of home made toppings. From nut butters,
jellies, sweet cream butter and cinnamon sugar, artisinal cheeses
or creamy slices of avocado.

This was my Sunday breakfast.
OMG I am a posh hipster. Who knew ?

Monsoons are zooming around Tucson, thank goodness is most welcome.
Rain wonderful rain.
 The rain comes

 and then is gone
leaving beautiful clouds.

And just because I can here is your pretty to start the week.

Every season I put some fun cards out to enjoy.
You have seen the Japanese spring and summer cards that are musical and light up.
plus two cards from "Weaver" that I just love and had to display.
Just because I can.

Have a wonderful week.

posh. . . parsnip
music. . . Breathe. . . Alexi Murdoch


  1. Happy Monday!

    I love that first post-rain photo - amazing clouds wrapping around the mountains.

  2. Amazing skies after the rains, Parsnip!

    1. We are so lucky the storms just zoomed by and we were left with blue sky.

  3. Now that's what I call toast! You keep sending us the clouds and humidity and who knows maybe this old drought will end up like Texas! LOL

    1. Yummy toast but not something I can eat often.
      After the clouds rain on us I will be happy to send them on to you.

  4. Family picnics, kids playing and potato salad, etc...what a lovely way to celebrate Independence Day!
    Your Sunday breakfast looks super yummy! I love toast and I'm crazy about avocado! At restaurant, I get dish that has avocado quite often. On my toast, I love having spinach dip made at grocery store. Yum!
    The photos of sky are gorgeous, especially the one after rain is gone. Air must feel very nice, too.

    Happy Monday and have a wonderful week!

    1. I love toast but have to be very careful eating it.
      If I eat it for breakfast that is all the carbs I get for the day.

  5. Your monsoons are much more beautiful than the soggy mess I have. We need to mow BADLY but it is too wet.

    1. The grass can get very overgrown in wet weather.

  6. So glad you enjoyed my two cards - shall now look out for a third as all good things come in threes.

  7. I love the Erma Bombeck and your breakfast looks fabulous.

  8. Your breakfast does look tasty!

    1. So gud.
      Special treat. I even cut off the edges to make it more fun.
      errrrrrrrr posh.

  9. Hello Parsnip, that breakfast looks so good the water came to my mouth. Beatyful landscape with the rain, and afterwards with the clouds.

  10. It was so good. Just the buttery tasty avocado on toast.
    So very perfect.
    Monsoon season is very exciting.