Saltwater Influenced: Early Morning Musings

Been thinking about starting a new blog that’s not as food centric as Savory Seasons. It will have to be about food because I’m about food. I read about it, think about it and really like working with it! Cooking is therapy for me. It’s absorbing and tactile and ultimately rewarding. But it’s time to branch out and explore other topics.

Why Saltwater Influenced? During our real estate search fourteen years ago (How can that be?!) our house was referred to being “saltwater influenced.” Translation: we’re a couple of miles from the beach, but we’re on a hill and when the wind is right, you can smell the salt in the air. The prior owner of the house liked to say that there was a water view, but that’s a bit of a stretch. In winter, when you look out of our upstairs bedroom window, you can see a line of blue that’s Old Silver Beach.

Aren’t we all salt water influenced here on this little spit of land jutting into the sea? Our fog doesn’t come “on little cat feet” to quote Carl Sandburg. It wears combat boots! The wind is stronger; the sky seems bluer, and the air does smell of the sea. Our seasons are clearly defined by shrink-wrapped boats and bridge traffic; beach roses and bittersweet.  It took me a few years to settle in, but now, crossing the bridge to get home seems right somehow. Not only right, but good.

Pondering a daily blog. I like the structure that a daily entry would provide, but not sure if I’m setting myself up for failure. Somewhat influenced by Nigel Slater”s Gifts From The Larder. But he’s Nigel Slater for heaven’s sake! I’m me. Oh well, worth a try.

Seems appropriate for this moment:

where you
use what
you have
do what you
      Arthur Ash

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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1 Response to Saltwater Influenced: Early Morning Musings

  1. janet says:

    very nice MJ, you’ll do great. 😉

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