Goooood morning! I am way perkier than I usually am before 8 a.m. because I'm still on east coast time. I flew back yesterday, after two weeks in New York, many great meals (eat here, here, here, here, here and here if you can), too many late nights out with friends, back to back work meetings, and some excessive laziness thrown in for good measure.
Bees are absolutely incredible. They kick all the males out of the hive to die before the winter, then just make more in the spring. They can communicate - through head waggles and booty dances - exactly where a source of food is. They make wax AND honey. That's the one I can't get over.
We cooked, a lot. We snipped fresh herbs. Grilled cornbread-crusted catfish and corn, made guacamole with cherries in it, baked rhubarb cake, stirred up omelettes, roasted s'mores over a bonfire. We went for runs and bike rides. It was glorious.
And then, at the end, I checked into my hotel, into this view.