“Midsummer’s Day, London, 1888
The gas lamps hissed as the cold rain fell on their hot glass and sputtered and burned, evaporating, collaborating with the mist that already hung about the streets and seemed to flow like ghosts out of side alleys and the drains that led down to the sewers. It was an unusually cold Summer thus far and he pulled his collar up on his trench coat as the rain poured down. He shuttered and hunched his shoulders against the cold. Rounding a corner into a particularly dark alley, he thought he saw movement in the misty shadows. He stopped. “Who’s there?” he asked the lonely night. No response…”
IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU JUST READ, CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE:
This one is a cheese steak stand in Mount Vernon, WA. We went there to see the tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, stopped in at Christianson’s nursery, and found these wonderful cheese steaks! Having lived on the east coast for many years, I have been to Pat’s Steaks in Philadelphia and as awesome as those cheese steaks are, these cheese steaks at the nursery were better! You have to try them.
And while you are in the area, check out the tulip festival. It is a festival of sights, color, scents and nature’s beauty. And don’t forget to stop by Pasek’s Wine Cellars for a wine tasting and a few bottles to go! Bon Apetit!
Here is my Youtube video of the steaks being made:
Words, photo and video copyright 2013 by Eddie Edwards.
Here is the first page of my novel, “Dreadful Kitchen,” which is the next book in my “Ms. Orange Intrigues” and is the sequel to “The Curious Case of Ms. Orange.”
“Unaware at what violent struggle was happening that very moment inside the hotel, Ms. Orange left the hotel on the beach in Santa Monica and walked along the promenade, Third Street, through town. The street performers were already gathering, taking out their instruments, setting up their booths, taking out their wares, and assembling their stilts, juggling implements and sundry items.
She passed through them, feeling as if she was amidst a circus or a fete like back home in London. She made her way to the train station.
When Ms. Orange boarded the train that morning for the ride to Los Angeles to meet Captain Hadrian, the ground was covered in…”
If you like what you just read, click below to read more:
Words and cover design copyright 2009 by Eddie Edwards.
I made guilty grilled 3-cheese sandwiches and tantalizing tomato basil soup last night! I took bacon, mushrooms, red onions and roasted red peppers and grilled them up in a pan. Then I toasted some bread and added Muenster, Blue Cheese and Tillamook Applewood Smoked Cheddar. I melted all the cheeses then added the saute and grilled them all together in the pan!
Then I made tomato basil soup with some secret herbs, spices and seasonings. Served that with a smiley face creme fresh and with the grilled cheese, it was delectable. Enjoy!
My garden reflects the order of the universe in the way each plant, flower, bush and tree grows and flowers. First, in the early Spring, comes the Crocus, Daffodils, Iris, Hyacinth and now the Tulips. After that will come the Lillies, Dutch Orange (flowering bushes), Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Blueberries and Lilac (flowering tree). Right now, my Apple tree has just begun to blossom. Finally, my Grapevine will leaf, the Star-gazer will burst forth in color and amazingly intoxicating scent and the Roses will crown the Summer blossoming.
After all the flowers, bushes and trees have flowered, then the Blueberries will appear on my bushes, Grapes will form on my vines and the Apples (4 varieties on one tree), will ripen on my Apple tree. The end of Summer will bring harvest for me for Blueberries, Apples and Grapes.
Words and photo copyright 2013 by Eddie Edwards.
It was Dylan Thomas who wrote, “Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, and learned too late they grieved it on its way, do not go gentle into that night.”
I took this as an inspiration to not go gentle into any situation, meaning that I will not give up or give in, I will always strive to succeed and better myself, to do kind things to my fellow-man, and only compromise if both parties benefit good and reap a fair result. As I look around me at the Spring, with the new saplings, flowers in my garden, fresh, young leaves and buds on the bushes, plants and trees, and all the world bursting into life, I can’t help but be filled with energy and inspiration! I look up at the bright blue sky and can feel and smell the warm sun, and I Spring forth into this new season and new period in my life. Follow me!
My book, “Torn,” is a true story and is about a boy who kicked the hornets’ nest. If you liked “The girl who kicked the hornets’ nest,” you’ll love my book.
Here is the synopsis:
Torn is about a dysfunctional family everyone can identify with, long before anyone knew what ADD, ADHD, Autism or Aspergers was! It is a holiday story and it is based on a true story of a large family. There are laughs, tears, religious conversions, favorite siblings and black sheep. Yet, this family has a member unlike any the world had seen as yet. The mother is from the west coast and the father is from the east coast. The family consists of nine children, each very different in looks, personality and goals. There is non-stop fun and adventure, as well as conflict and heart-break, as the parents divorce and the children are pulled from one coast to the other repeatedly. There are also near-death experiences as Rich, the main character and second youngest, becomes the one most affected by the divorce and the constant moving from one coast to another, one house to another, one school to another. After each ensuing trip, a family member decides to live in a different state, until all nine children are separated into 6 states, covering each coast and both borders of the United States. Rich is steeped into a mental and emotional state of delusion as he attempts, unsuccessfully and sadly, to reunite the family all in one place and under one roof. The harsh reality that he cannot ever have the family together again tears him apart until he reaches a state of desperation. What he does in this state of desperation leads to further estrangement and another near-death experience, but will he survive this one?
Here is the link on Amazon to buy and read the book:
Words and photo copyright 2013 by Eddie Edwards.