Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scones! Day 19: Countdown from Malmo to Idaho

Alas!  There are no photos to demonstrate what a hot, sunny, muggy day it was in Malmo.  But the seashore, the promenade, and the huge park near where we live filled up with people wearing as little as possible to stay cool and soak up the sun.  It was a nightmare to drive a car through carefree bicyclists, hand holding walkers, mother's with prams (huge sleeping strollers) and groups of children on field trips just to pick my son up from school.

At one point, after my laundry and housework was finished, I joined the throngs for a 15 minute walk.  Every tiny daisy in the vast grassy area poised for the sun, dogs rollicked in and out of the sea, people sunned themselves, read books, ate a picnic, or made out.  There was plenty of room for everyone.  The sea sparkled nearby and the Oresund Bridge fuzzed like a mirage in the distance. This is not (yet) like one of those beaches packed like seals with sunbathers.  They tell me it gets like that, but I've never been around during the heat of summer.

Just before picking my son up from school, I met a friend for a little while.  We viewed an area across town recently built up with new apartments and a new spa.  I had not eaten lunch, except for a banana, but after awhile, she opened up a bag to reveal that she brought her freshly homemade scones, lusciously lathered in butter and cheese, along with homemade juice from the elderberry flower.  They hit the spot on this beautiful, warm day.

You can probably guess that having a friend who brings fresh scones and juice is one of those things that makes a sunny day even brighter!

"The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
   the world, and all who live in it;
 for he founded it upon the seas
   and established it upon the waters."
Psalm 24:1-2

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