My Paintings

September and October

The September days can get very hot
Turn on the air conditioner, then it's not
By late afternoon you are cold again
Turn off the air and let evening set it

The very next day you wake up to a chill
Is that really frost on your windowsill
Get out the sweaters and turn up the heat
The days to come this activity we'll repeat

We are just now entering the first of November
Much talk of a heat wave, so try to remember
Weather change happens so don't lose your cool
Predicting the weather makes a smart man a fool

Author Eileen Clark

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My Paintings

No Trespassing


My friend Joey and me were hanging out in his yard                                               Had nothing to do though we were thinking real hard
Nearing end of August we were sweating from the heat
Joey gives out a shout, I got an idea that's really neat

We could go to the corner ice cream and candy store
Got no money to spend, we'll get thrown out the door
We can go swimming at the junior high's indoor pool
A locked gate, no lifeguard on duty, no way to be cool

Our last plan brought us to our towns roadside stream
A No Trespassing sign nailed to a tree can be easily seen
When Joie and I are striped down to are swimming trunks 
Up pulls officer Kelly's cruiser, oh brother we are sunk

Driving me home I thought my dad was quite upset
I did something for a long time he might not forget
But he smiled at me and said we're on the same page
I got caught swimming there too when I was your age.

Author Eileen Clark 2022

Image :https://www.flickr.com/photos/katinthecupboard/14495820462/

My Paintings

Texas Sun Tea

Use The Power of The Sun!

Nestled in the memories of many a child of the 1970’s is the memory of tea brewing in a glass container out in the open sunshine. This delightful brew was known far and wide as sun tea. Many of us delighted in being the ones who would prepare the tea jug and then search for the perfect spot in the back yard, where the tea would receive direct sunlight and slowly brew into a delightful concoction that we would enjoy with our lunch and dinner that day.

ReadMore:

:https://www.streetdirectory.com/food_editorials/beverages/teas/remembering_the_sun_tea_craze.html

Beautiful Image and Great Recipes !

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/lemonade-iced-tea

Mommy’s Kitchen – Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Southern Sun …

https://www.icanvas.com/canvas-print/watercolor-lemons-in-mason-jar-on-shiplap-tss157#1PC6-26×26:~:text=on%20shiplap%20by-,Tre%20Sorelle%20Studios,-canvas%20art%20arrives

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Beverages

Gingerbread Latte

https://wholesomepatisserie.com/gingerbread-latte/
  • 1 Tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk or milk of choice
  • ¾ cup strongly brewed coffee