Boston Sunsets & Bitter Cold


Last night I walked home from the train like most days. It was probably the coldest temperature I’ve ever felt. My face hurt. It took hours to warm up and I kept shivering.

Between that walk and shoveling out my car in the morning, I’ve caught a cold. So this weekend I’m resting and trying to get my strength back.

Even though this winter is far from over, I’m looking forward to a warm-up that’s supposed to be here by Tuesday. Yay for the January thaw!

Also, the sunsets are getting later. More sunlight each day. I’ll take it.

Happy weekend to you!

Pantone Color of the Year: Sunset After the Rainbow

Pantone Color of the Year 2016

The rainbow that I captured last week was gone within minutes. I kept taking pictures though. This is the picture after the rainbow as the sun was closer to setting. The trees were cropped out, so the focus is on the color of the sky. Sanura commented that the sky was the Pantone color of the year. She was right! I hadn’t even noticed.

Instead of one Pantone color of the year, there are two! Serenity and Rose Quartz are the colors for this year, according to the company that has set the “standard for color communication and inspiration since 1963.”

Looks like they pulled these colors straight from nature. I wholeheartedly approve!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

St Patrick's Day Rainbow

Just a little while ago, I was getting ready to grab something to eat and saw this amazing light peeking through my window. Like magical shimmering.

So I grabbed my phone, put on my sneakers and dashed outside. I saw the light. Then I gasped. I saw this rainbow over the trees. Wow! I almost missed it.

Plus, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Well, what do you know? I haven’t been able to capture a rainbow in years. Maybe it’s the luck of the Irish! Sure hope that pot o’ gold is coming my way next!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you who are celebrating!

Lemony Sunset Pancakes

lemon sunset pancakes
You know by now that a gorgeous sunset gets me every time. I’m really feeling the lemony yellow colors, so it makes sense that I tried a lemon ricotta hotcakes recipe this morning. It didn’t work out for probably a few reasons. They were edible, but meh. Lately my experiments with pancakes have not been the best.

What I was trying to recreate were the Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes that I had at Cheesecake Factory. A friend and I had Sunday Brunch there about a month ago. They were so good and I haven’t stopped thinking about them since.

You know that I’m all about being a home cook and don’t really eat out as often as most people would expect for a food blogger. But this is one instance where I’m perfectly happy to not make these pancakes again, but definitely will enjoy them when I go out to eat.

A Study on Sunsets

Sunsets January2016

While doing errands Saturday evening, I truly enjoyed the sunset. The picture on the left was taken just a few miles away from the one on the right and less than a half an hour apart. But they look so different.

The colors. The fluffiness of the clouds. The starkness of the bare branches against the sky versus the lush greenery.

No matter the number of sunsets that I see, they never get old. All sunsets have their own unique beauty and feel. What a treasure. All we have to do is look up to find it!

Have a great week and keep looking up! 😀