AS WE RIDE COMET LOVEJOY THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE, YOU HOLD ME TIGHT. AND WE LAND ON A PLANET IN THE ALPHA CENTAURI STAR SYSTEM, 4.37 LIGHTYEARS FROM OUR WORLD; AND YOU VENUS RIDE ME, YOUR MULTICOLORED UNICORN, ALONG THE MOUNTAIN RANGE, AND SUCCULENT VALLEYS FILLED WITH TRILLIUM AND YELLOW ROSES, AND CATBIRDS GEESE DOVES AND WE FALL IN LOVE...
BIRDS TWEETING IN THE WOODS. MY HEART BEATING FOR YOU. SUNSHINE FRESH AIR YOUR BEAUTIFUL HAIR. MY WORDS YOUR MIND OUR HEART'S ENTWINED.
IN THE CLOUDS, I SEE YOUR FACE; IN THE CLOUDS, I SEE YOUR SHAPE; IN THE CLOUDS, I SEE YOUR SMILE; AND THE SUN IS SETTING ON THE WESTERN HORIZON. IN THE CLOUDS YOU ARE THERE, AS THE SUN IS THERE ABOVE THE CLOUDS. AND YOU ARE THERE IN MY HEART, IN MY MIND, AND IN MY SOUL. AND I BELIEVE YOU ARE THERE, NAY.
IN BIRDSONGS THERE ARE MESSAGES IN THE MELODIES, INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO HUMAN PERCEPTIONS, AND UNDERSTANDING. IN YOUR EYES, NAY, THERE ARE EMOTIONS AND HOPES AND DESIRES ONLY COMPREHENSIBLE TO YOUR REBEL
SUN SHINE MOON SHINE STAR SHINE YOUR EYES, YOUR SMILE, YOUR AURA IN THIS PHYSICAL WORLD, MY EYES MY SMILE MY AURA IN THE METAPHYSICAL WORLD, LET'S JOIN TOGETHER GROOVIN' INTO THE TWO WORLDS...
IN THE SOIL AND IN THE WATER, THERE ARE LIFE-SUSTAINING MOLECULES AND COMPOUNDS. IN YOUR EYES AND IN YOUR SMILE THERE ARE BEAUTIFULLY EVOCATIVE TREASURES. MARVELING AT THE JUVENILE RUBY-THROAT, GREEN-BACKED HUMMINGBIRD SEARCHING FOR HOSTA FLOWERS YET BLOOMED; GOBSMACKED, AM I. MOMENTS IN THE BREEZE, AND YOU IN THE BREEZE, AND ME IN THE BREEZE... FLEETING, CHRONOS TIME... EVERMORE, KARIOS TIME.... IN THE FABRIC OF ATOMIC ENERGY, AND IN THE CLAY, YOU ARE RADIANT... POLLEN OF RHODODENDRON, NECTAR OF TULIP POPLAR, YOUR LIFEFORCE WITHIN MY LIFEFORCE. AND MY LIFEFORCE WITHIN YOUR LIFEFORCE. AND PEBBLES CASCADING, TUMBLING ALONG THE STREAM BED, WATCHED WITH EAGER ANTICIPATION BY CRAWDADS AND WATER STRIDERS... GAIA SUSTAINS, AND GAIA SMILES...
THERE ARE MAGNIFICENT CLOUDS, THERE IS MISTY BLUE AND VIOLET TOO. AND THERE IS YOU; STRENGTH, AND A MIST OF RAINBOW DRIFTING THROUGH THE VAPOR OF SUNSHINE AND ENERGY...
DRAGONFLY HOVERING AND DARTING OVER THE STREAM SURFACE; BLUES AND GREENS AND BLACKS, WITH WING MOTION, INCOMPREHENSIBLE, SEARCHING FOR WATER STRIDERS AND GNATS AND FLYING FREE, WITH MAJESTIC ENERGY, JUKING LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD, FLITTING FLIRTING FREELY FLOWING WITH THE AIR CURRENTS, SEARCHING, SCRUTINIZING THE WATER CURRENTS...
THE MISTS IN THE VISTA, ARE MOVING SOUTH TO NORTH THIS MORNING, AND THE BIRDSONG IN THE TULIP POPLAR FOREST IS ESTATCIALLY ALIVE WITH EXUBERANCE, FOR ANOTHER DAY OF PROMISE; AND CELESTIAL ENERGY FLOWS INTO THIS FOREST, IGNITING ANIMAL MAGNETISM, AND METAPHYSICAL BLISS. GAIA REJOICES, AND EBULLIENCE IS EFFUSIVELY SHARED FROM ONE TO ANOTHER ON TERRA, OUR LOVING MOTHER PLANET, WE ARE ONE AND WE ARE ALIVE BECAUSE OF THE SUN...
SUNDAY MORNING, FOGGY VISTA, AND BIRD SONG. ROBINS FLITTING, SEEKING WORMS IN THE MOIST SOIL, AND CROWS, WITH THEIR DISCORDANT YAMMERING. FLAME AZALEA BLOSSOMS SWAYING AND CHESTNUT LEAVES PHOTOSYNTHETIC VIBRATION. THE EARTH IS ALIVE, AGAIN, WITH ACTIVITIES BEYOND COMPREHENSION, AND SOUNDS, AUDIBLE, AND INHERENTLY DIMINUTIVE. BENJAMIN, THE GOBBLER, IS STRUTTING, AND THE HEN IS MOVING SECRETLY AND WARILY NEARBY. A RUFFED GROUSE DRUMS, AND BENJAMIN CLOSES IN ON THE HEN, WITH TAIL FEATHERS FULLY EXPANDED. AVIAN ECSTASY, AND COOING BONDING WILL SOON TAKE PLACE, ON OUR BELOVED EARTH, BENEATH THE TULIP POPLARS. GAIA REJOICES...
THIS MORNING, I AM WATCHING RAIN FALL, AND GRASS GROW AND TREE LEAVES SWAYING, AND HOSTA LEAVES ENGORGING TO THE SIZE OF BABY ELEPHANT'S EARS, AND FLAME AZALEA FLOWERS FLUTTERING, AND THE FUCHSIA-COLORED RHODODENDRON FLOWER BOBBING TO-AND-FRO, AND LISTENING TO THUNDER THRUMMING, AND MARVELING AT THE LIGHTNING STREAKING ACROSS THE AQUA SUPER-SATURATED HORIZON. AND NOW, THE MOUNTAIN FORMS BEGIN TO EMERGE THROUGH THE MISTS, AND THEIR RICH GREEN FORMS OF RIDGELINES AND PEAKS, ARE PEAKING THROUGH THE MISTY VAPORS, SWIRLING AROUND THEM LIKE HONEYBEES SWARMING AROUND A HIVE.
EARLY MORNING BIRDSONG, MELODIC ARIAS OF GAIA'S SUBLIME OPERA; ROBIN'S SWEET SOUNDS OF AVIAN LOVE, TOUCH THEIR BEAKS WITH MAGIC AND MORNING DOVES JOIN IN WITH SOFT MURMURING COOS. RED-CRESTED WOODPECKER BURSTING WITH JOYFULLY AUDIBLE EXCITEMENT, IN THE DISTANCE, BENJAMIN, THE GOBBLER AWAKENS THE HENS; AND CROWS CACKLING CACOPHONY, IN A SYCOPHANTIC UNISON, GAIA'S ORATORIO GUSTO... AND THE CRESCENDO BEGINS AS THE RUFFED GROUSE FLAPS HIS WINGS, WITH SPEEDS SIMILAR TO HUMMINGBIRDS DRUMMING ON THE TULIP POPLAR STUMP, LIKE TYMPANI THRUMMING, FELINE FEROCITY CLAWS AT THE BASE OF A CHESTNUT TREE, AND BIRDS TAKE TO THE WING... AND THEN THE BLUEBIRD FAMILY ARRIVES TO FILL IN WITH SWEET MELODIC ARIAS; UNTIL THE JUVENILE RED-TAILED HAWK ARRIVES WITH A SCREAMING CREENING KEE-EEEEE-ARR. AND GAIA, HOLDING THE BATON, CONDUCTS, SMILES, AND SIGHS, ANOTHER DAY IN HER GLORIOUS PARADISE...
THE RAINBOW IN THE VISTA, REFLECTION, REFRACTION, AND DISPERSION OF SUNLIGHT IN WATER DROPLETS, GENERATING THE PHENOMENONAL SPECTRAL ARC OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCE; WAVE ON, WAVE ON. THE MAJESTIC RAINBOW; RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE INDIGO AND VIOLET. THE RAPTUROUS RAINBOW; THE GOLD AT THE END IS YOU. AND GIVING MY LIFE TO A RAINBOW LIKE YOU, THE EUPHORIC RAINBOW; YOUR SPIRIT, COMMINGLED WITH MY SPIRIT, SUBLIME MOMENTS, SHARING CHRONOS TIME; SUBLIME EONS, SHARING KAIROS TIME...
AS THE SKY ERUPTS WITH BURSTS OF THUNDER, AND THE HEAVILY-LADEN SUPERSATURATED CLOUDS DRENCH THE LANDSCAPE, I WATCH AMUSED AND CURIOUS FROM MY WINDOW FACING WEST; THE DISTANT HORIZON IS BRIGHT WITH SUN-LADEN CUMULUS FORMATION QUICKLY EVOLVING INTO CUMULONIMBUS DARK GRAY SWOLLEN WITH AQUA, AND EMPTYING UPON THE EARTH WITH POWER BEYOND HUMAN COMPREHENSION. IF OUR METAPHYSICAL LIVES COULD BE SO ENRICHED WITH THE FULLNESS OF THIS TORRENTIAL SHOWER, OUR LIVES WOULD BE ATTUNED TO GAIA'S POWER.
A STUNNING JUXTAPOSITION OF BRADFORD PEAR AND WEEPING CHERRY
FLAME AZALEA IN THE NC MOUNTAINS FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
THE SOUND OF RAIN, THE SOUND OF MOTHER NATURE'S MUSIC; THE SOUND OF RAINDROPS LANDING ON TREE LEAVES AND BRANCHES; THE SOUND OF GAIA, HER MOISTURE FOR OUR EARTH. THE SOUNDS OF OUR AVIAN COHABITANTS, LUXURIATING IN GAIA'S BIRDSHOWER. THE SOUND OF RAIN, THE SOUND OF BLUEGRASS GROWING, THE SOUND OF HOSTA LEAVES ENGORGING, THE SOUND OF AZALEA FLOWERS BLOOMING, THE SOUND OF CREEKS CASCADING, THE SOUND OF MISTS MOVING, THE SOUND OF RAIN. GAIA'S LIFE-SUSTAINING GIFT, RAIN AND RAIN AND RAIN... AND THEN SUN AND SUN AND SUN... FLORA PHOTOSYNTHESIS SPRINGS, XYLEM FLOODED WITH AQUA, AND METABOLIC PATHWAYS SYNTHESIZE INTERMEDIATE METABOLITES AND COMPOUNDS, FORMING GLUCOSE AND SUCROSE, FLOWING INTO THE PHOLEM, TRANSLOCATED TO THE SUBTERRANEAN STORAGE STRUCTURES: STEM BASES, RHIZOMES, AND ROOTS; PHOTOSYNTHESIS PROVIDES LIFE SUSTAINING FUEL, FIBER, BIOMASS FOR SYNTHETIC FUELS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRUCTURAL MATERIALS. GAIA ORCHESTRATES THE DANCE OF RAIN AND SUN AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS... CHLOROPHYLL-PIGMENTED CHLOROPLASTS, STOMATA FOR CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORPTION, AND ROOT SYSTEMS FOR AQUA AND NUTRIENT ABSORPTION. GAIA SUSTAINS LIFE.
THE POPLAR TREE LEAVES, EMERGING FROM A LONG WINTER'S REST, ARE SPRINGING AND THEIR BUDDING PRESENCE WILL SOON ERUPT INTO MOST ELEGANT AND FRAGRANT INFLORESCENCES. WHEN THE POPLAR FLOWER OPENS, ORANGE, YELLOW, AND GREEN SPRING FORTH REJOICING... AND MY HEART LEAPS AND THERE IS NOTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD; EVOCATIVE BEAUTY, ANCESTRAL BEAUTY, ELEGANCE TIMES THE nTH DEGREE; AND I ENVISION THE PRIMORDIAL MOTHER EARTH, GAIA,THE GODDESS, DIG ? A GOLDEN-WINGED EAGLE IS PASSING HER WAY...
APRIL 24, 2018 WILDFLOWER SEEKER, IN THIS DECIDUOUS FOREST OF RED OAK LEAF HUMUS, SEARCHING FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND EVOCATIVE PINK LADY'S SLIPPER; AND HERE IT IS RISING FROM THE SOIL; SMALL PEBBLES AND LAST YEAR'S DETRITUS AND STEMS ADJACENT TO IT'S HYPOCOTYL EMERGING AND THE EPICOTYL SEEKING SOL'S BLUES AND REDS AND THE RADICAL SEEKING MOISTURE AND THE BEING, THAT IS TURGOR-PRESSURED XYLEM AND PHOLEM VASCULATURE OF THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE LADY SLIPPER, IS SUPPING AND SLURPING PHOSPHOROUS IONS AND POTASSIUM IONS, AND NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, AND MAGNESIUM IONS AND CALCIUM IONS AND BORON, SILICON, AND ARGON; CHRONOS PASSES AND CHIROS SWINGS THROUGH ON A CHARIOT OF COMET TRAIL FIRE AND ICE WITH METAPHYSICAL MAGNETISM, AND MAJESTIC WAVELENGTHS OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM WAVE ON WAVE ON, AND GAIA GRACIOUSLY PROVIDES ABUNDANT RAINFALL, CASCADING A SLURRY OF NUTRIENTS AND MICROPEBBLES, AND LOAMY SOIL CRUMBS SURROUNDING THE EMERGING LIFEFORCE, THE WIDFLOWER SEEKER'S GLORIOUS PINK LADY SLIPPER.
THE SOUND OF RAIN, THE SOUND OF MOTHER NATURE'S MUSIC; THE SOUND OF RAINDROPS LANDING ON TREE LEAVES AND BRANCHES; THE SOUND OF GAIA, HER MOISTURE FOR OUR EARTH. THE SOUNDS OF OUR AVIAN COHABITANTS, LUXURIATING IN GAIA'S BIRDSHOWER. THE SOUND OF RAIN, THE SOUND OF BLUEGRASS GROWING, THE SOUND OF HOSTA LEAVES ENGORGING, THE SOUND OF AZALEA FLOWERS BLOOMING, THE SOUND OF CREEKS CASCADING, THE SOUND OF MISTS MOVING, THE SOUND OF RAIN. GAIA'S LIFE-SUSTAINING GIFT, RAIN AND RAIN AND RAIN...
YOUR SOUL IN THE WIND MARCH 2, 2018
IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I'M WATCHING YOUR MIND WOULD BE BLOWN BY THE WIND; THE FULL MOON SETTING IN THE WEST AND THE MASSIVE WHITE CLOUD FORMS ZOOMING ACROSS THE HORIZON AND YOUR FACE IN THE MOON AND YOUR SOUL IN THE WIND AND YOUR BEAUTY IN THE CLOUDS AND EACH CLOUD HAS A DIFFERENT SHAPE AND EACH SHAPE IS YOUR ETHEREAL PRESENCE IN MY LIFE. AND YOUR LIFE IN MY LIFE IS THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED. AND BRINGING YOU JOY AND HAPPINESS,, BRINGS ME JOY AND HAPPINESS. MAY IT BE SO, THIS DAY.
SPRING IS COMING On February 17, 2018 The bluebird family gathered and looked warily at the robin strutting in the yard.
ON APRIL 21, 2018
A RUFFED GROUSE STRUTTED ACROSS MY PARKING LOT AND PERCHED ATOP RED OAK STUMP, THEN VIGOROUS WING FLAPPING BEGAN, AND 'DRUMMING' WAS HEARD BY THE RUFFED GROUSE HEN; AND AS SHE APPROACHED, HIS CEREMONIOUS TAIL FEATHERS SPREAD WIDE RELEASING ENDOGENOUS PHEROMONES SIGNALING TO HER, THAT CUDDLING WOULD SOON BEGIN...
Robert's Mostyum Cooking Show August 7, 2007 Pssghetti's Restaurant Blowing Rock, NC Executive Chef Ben Allison
AUGUST 15, 2006 MELANIE'S FOOD FANTASY BOONE, NC EXECUTIVE CHEF MELANIE PATTERSON
The wind swirls the brook sings and the streams burst their banks. Her Name is as the sea foam flows and the rainbow's pot of gold. As the tide ebbs and flows, the shore's sand forms a sound singing GAIA
Sunbeams radiate across the mountainscape dappled scenes of windblown fields and forests, illuminated habitats amidst the overarching oktas. Starshine and Lunashine at the zenith, gravitational and polar influx bursts, trillying and nillywilling vibrational electron bursts, positrons, neutrinos, gamma rays, and photons, Clearing Skies and freshening breezes scour, the enervating cold away... Have a Sunny Day...
WINTER GOBSMACK LAND January 22, 2018
Hazel-brown chestnut leaves fluttering in the breeze, the deciduous forest is nut-brown and a crimson-gray pall lies over the land, during this, the ides of winter. JOYOUSLY, in the midst of this milleu, verdant conifers and laurel and ivy slicks persist. Gobsmacked moments of awe, as hope SPRINGS from this paradigm shift.
GAIA's EYES are CERULEAN WATERFALLS January 21, 2018
Cerulean is the hue I share with YOU. Azure sky in HER EYE an ethereal waterfall crescendo. Lapis lazuli, the GAIA Crystal, sparking in YOU Spirit & Vision, Wisdom & Truth.
Alluring Tulip Poplar
Rime Ice on Red Oak Branches
GAIA'S SMILE January 13, 2018
In the snow there are ice crystals And as the sun shines on them their reflection is as GAIA's SMILE. In the snow there are frozen particles composed of water molecules and they are composed of hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms and they are composed of quarks and all these components are complete in GAIA'S SMILE
Venus Rising, GAIA Sighing January 9, 2018
The sky is alive with emerging starlight and the horizon is expansive. Orion over the Earth all night, GAIA encircles the globe and richness of the soil is richness of HER soul. Early in the morning, Venus rising in the Eastern sky and GAIA sighs...
This Elegant Snow & White Pine Needle Wreath is for YOU.
Snow flying sideways from the Northwest Polar vortex force; HER voice is as the thundering wind; wolves & coyotes howling, screech owls trilling, gravitational forces jag ripples in the cosmic fabric. As the dawn biosphere awakens, GAIA speaks, all life rejoices, tectonic plates shift, volcanoes erupt in the Western Pacific and the wind screams GAIA.
A Stunningly Exquisite Flame Azalea For All THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
Mountain Top Woodland on a Fall Afternoon October 25, 2017 Ebullient moments and effervescent laughter, song birds eloquently proclaim diverse and elaborate pleasurable harmonies. The sounds of leaves and acorns falling, chipmunks and squirrels scampering, a red-crested woodpecker's call and a ruffed grouse's drumming. Your elegant face, highlighted by sun rays streaming through the canopy, is to me, the most alluring treasure within this mountain top wooded sea.
Rime Ice-Covered Blue Ridge Parkway Scene at Heffner Gap (Milepost 326) March 4, 2014
GROK & ROLL MUSIC
LoveTones is a concept album in progress.
The emotional feelings a person has for another, during the beginning of a romantic relationship, is metaphysically captured in each track of LoveTones.
LoveTones: Romantic Crescendo Recorded July 30, 2017 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: Tune Me in Groovy Goddess Recorded May 7, 2017 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: You are a Rainbow Recorded April 29, 2017 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: Holding Hands Recorded December 2, 2016 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: Her Name is Swirling With The Gusty South Wind Recorded February 4, 2018 Toast & Jam Studio
Daylight is dawning and snow is flying sideways and the south wind is swirling snow and gusty winds again. But my home is warm and I'm sitting by my fire, daydreaming of a LADY; and HER name is swirling with the gusty south wind and HER name is flying sideways with the snow and HER name is GAIA
I HAVE DISCOVERED A MOST ELEGANT TREASURE, THERE IS A LADY ON THIS EARTH WITHOUT MEASURE. AND THERE IS A VAST AND EXPANDING UNIVERSE, FILLED WITH IMMEASURABLE CELESTIAL WONDERS; NONE SO DAZZLING OR RADIANT AS THE LUMINESCENT & ALLURING GAIA
The Tortoise and the Pear
Sweet-N-Tart Salsa Tomatillo, Jalapeno Pepper, Sweet Onion, and Sweet Mini-Peppers ready for roasting in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Place roasted ingredients into a food processor and make the salsa.
Robert's Mostyum Cooking Show June 21, 2005 Casa Rustica Boone, NC Executive Chef John Goodson
Rock on a Roll Recipes Rock on a Roll is a radio cooking program which was broadcast on WASU at Appalachian State University
Robert's Most Yum Duxelle Stuffed Poblano Pepper
Duxelle is the French term for a mixture of sauteed mushrooms and shallots.
1 large poblano pepper 1 large shallot 3 large shiitake mushroom caps 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese splash of white wine 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Remove stem and by coring, remove seeds from poblano pepper. Steam the pepper until soft (approximately 10 minutes). Dice the shallot. Julienne the shiitakes. Saute shallots and shiitakes in the olive oil. Add splash of white wine. Remove the duxelle mixture and place into a bowl. Add the cheese and mix well. Stuff the pepper with this mixture.
Enjoy Robert's Most Yum Duxelle Stuffed Poblano Pepper!
Robert's Most Yum Chicken Style Wheat Meat & Dumplings
Note. wheat meat is wheat gluten also known as seitan.
dumpling mix 2 eggs (I use egg replacer mix of potato starch & tapioca flour) 1/2 cup fine dice sweet onion 1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup milk (I use rice milk) 1.5 cups all purpose flour
2 cups of julienned chicken style wheat meat 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 quart of vegetable stock 1.5 cups of diced onions 1.5 cups of diced green bell pepper
Place all seasoning mix ingredients in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the flour to the bowl and mix well. Add chicken style wheat meat and coat pieces with mix.
Put the veggie stock in a sauce pan and bring it to a simmer.
Saute the chicken style wheat meat in the olive oil until lightly browned.
Dumpling prep Mix onions with eggs (or egg replacer) and whisk until foamy. Add baking powder and whisk it in. Add milk, salt, red pepper, and thyme and mix well. Slowly whisk in the flour.
Place tablespoonfuls of dumpling mix onto a steamer rack in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Remove dumplings and allow them to cool.
Add the onion and bell pepper to the simmering stock. Add the wheat meat to the simmering stock. To thicken the stock, remove 1/2 cup of stock and mix with 1/4 cup of flour. Then return the mixture to the saucepan. Add the dumplings and simmer for two minutes.
Enjoy Robert's Most Yum Chicken Style Wheat Meat & Dumplings!