Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
One of the things I miss most since moving into a large community is the opportunity to bake bread. These loaves caught my eye.
When I lived on the mountain in Vermont there were winter weekends during which going out was impossible. I always had cheese in the house and would bake several loaves of bread. What goes better with bread than cheese? Even peanut butter and jelly has to be in second place.
Unfortunately I didn't think to buy one of these chili salamis. This particular stall did not make sandwiches etc which was a pity. I certainly would have had some. In the words of the Everly Brothers hit I can "Dream, dream, dream , dream, dream, dreaaaaaam. . . . . "
I invited the proprietors of the next stand to attend the next Kielbasa Festival in Plymouth. I don't think they can make it.
Did God ever intend for us to eat macaroons this color? Reminds me of the Russell Stover summer candies that appeared in dad's office on a regular basis.
The Market has non-food items as well. These boomerangs decorated with indigenous art patterns were available in several locations.
And then there were the didgeridoos. Interesting sound.
At some point I walked to Our Lady Star of the Sea for the noon Mass. On the way I saw this unique and very eye-catching (assaulting actually) advertisement.
After a month on the road it will be good to get back home for a few weeks before going off again.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Caution: do not look at some of these photos if you are hungry.
This is the Jesuit community at the theological college in sunlight.
Monday, May 23, 2011
The first is the Royal Parade which reminds me of the Back Bay portion of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Nonetheless, the time in Warrnambool was deeply consoling. We closed the retreat yesterday and then had time to chat over "a cuppa" and some sweets. I celebrated Mass last evening. Homily attached here with some photos. Alas, the weather, the fact that it gets dark at 5 PM (it is winter down here) and persistent rain conspired against a lot of photos. However, I did get down to the beach for about two hours on Wednesday and have included a few of the photos as well as one that I played with on a day off when the rain prevented leaving the house.
The beach was about twenty minutes and one big hill by foot from the house.
Three men were cleaning their catch of fish. The sea gulls were going wild.
The first picture showed the bay. This one is opposite the first on the other side of the breakwater. The tip is called Thunder Point. It was getting cold and too dark to continue walking to the point as it was going to take an hour to walk home.
Snakes? Who in his right mind is going to go into the water at Shipwreck Beach?
This last is the result of hours at the desk playing with photos. The moth got stuck in a spider web. And then it got stuck in Aperture 3.
Off to empty the dryer and finish packing.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The first two are of St. Joseph Church. The stained glass is splendid. The sun has not cooperated so I couldn't quite capture the brilliance. The second is the holy oils that were blessed at the Chrism Mass.
The next is the view of the ocean from the highest point in town, about a mile from the church. The river ends in a small lake. The piece of land you see ends just to the left of the edge of the photo.
It has been gray, cool, and rainy. Great time to be at the beach.
When I turned around and saw this I began humming the theme to The Summer of '42.
And finally, some boats put away for the autumn.