My husband and I been watching past episodes of The Great British Baking Show through our WiFi enabled Roku unit and a PBS Passport account. Last night we watched an episode on bread making from season two. While it was on, I penned a quick poem on the subject of the episode: English Muffins!
are made of fluffin’
Flour, sugar, water, and yeast
All things that grow a strong beast.
Golden on top, pale and soft on the side
Leaves little to no room for any pride.
Baked on a plate or griddle so hot,
careful to not dry them out, not even a spot.
No sloppy elbows to leave an impression,
Make extra to satisfy your perfectionist obsession.
Tasty with butter or jam on the top,
Bigger is better than the rest in the lot.
If an English muffin is the best you can do,
The Great British Baking Show is not for you!
It’s been wet here, as we’ve had some rain of late. The local environmental groups are asking that people not walk or hike on the trails to prevent excessive damage to these paths and surrounding vegetation. If you are a regular hiker who uses the trails, I think this guidance is understood but also hard to practice.
Leave only light footprints
in the dirt.
For too many deep ones can
the plants, and even
the soil, too.
If they get damaged,
they can’t do their job for you.
It only take a few days of
to undo what the rain
So for the time being, stay off the trail.
Find an alternative so future hikers can prevail.
Today is Poetry Friday. This is a long standing group to which I’ve posted regularly for a year now, and sporadically before that. I have come to enjoy reading the creative posts from other poets. Today’s Poetry Friday round up is hosted by Heidi at my juicy little universe.
I am also participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for my fifth year. This daily writing challenge, held in March each year brings together a host of people who love to write: authors, teachers, and bloggers. This is day 12 of the 31 challenge. Thank you to TwoWritingTeachers.org for creating, organizing, and hosting this challenge.