Pork Chops and Applesauce

October 29, 2014

Historically, pork chops on the prairie have been dry and flavorless
making one crave vegetarianism.


One would think, I would eliminate them from the menu, but being an old
Brady Bunch fan ‘pork chops and applesauce’ have an addictive appeal.


Fortunately, the homemade applesauce, that sits beside the crunchy chop, is deliciously perfect and
overpowers most complaints.


Yesterday, I had a brilliant idea. I googled pork chops. And?

I proudly announce: last night beside the perfect applesauce rested a tender, juicy, mouthwatering specimen-
that was new to the prairie. It was incredible.


With a few taps on the keyboard, the nagging pork chop problem has been solved!  The wizardry of
technology is here- magically waving its’ wand and changing my world.


While out searching for photographs, I have observed an unusual phenomena amongst the beasts of the
prairie.  If a rare beast appears before my lens and I emit excitement and hastily attempt to capture
and focus, they vanish, like a popped bubble, but if I remain calm and appear disinterested they linger.


Somehow, they sense my mood. This connectedness between us, which I am oblivious to, is extraordinary.
As technology weaves the worldwide web ever stronger, I am awakening to the feeling of connectedness.

It is beautiful.


Yesterday, I posted a sad post. I hesitated in the sharing, wanting to hide my feelings of inadequacy, but
posted because I want to keep this blog real. When published success comes my way, which I fully intend, I
want you to be aware of my struggles. I will fight the doubt that attacks with a powerful weapon, best
summed up in this quote by Henry David Thoreau…

If the day and night are such
that you greet them with joy
and life emits a fragrance
like flowers
and sweet scented herbs-
that is your success.
All nature is your congratulations. 


I have found that by searching for that which gives me joy and then focusing
intently my spirit soars. It is at this point…

prayer is most powerful.


The more I search for joy, the easier it is to find. Frequently, I find it
while traipsing about in nature, but last night, it was in the simple
pork chops and applesauce.











Latest Comments

  1. Jardin says:

    So good to read your joyful post, studded with beautiful photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. edithlevyphotography says:

    Wonderful site and beautiful images Julie. Glad you found me which enabled me to find you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Julie's garden blog says:

    What a beautiful post .. An absolute delight to view and read ..thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lynda says:

    Lovely insights and visuals here! Thank you for finding me, Julie.


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