This weekend was a classic first weekend of summer if you are from around here. The pounding rain and hail made it sound as though elephants were dancing a drunken jig on the roof.
Falling rain is notoriously difficult to capture in a photograph (even with all the fancy settings on my digital camera), but I've done my best here to show you the volume of precipitation we received yesterday. If you look carefully, you can see the large droplets and hailstones, the rivulets of water running down the pavement, and raindrops bouncing off the porch rail.
Saturday also marked an anniversary of our mom's 39th birthday (she might maim me beyond recognition if I told you how old she was, not to mention she refers to all her birthdays as anniversaries of her 39th). Since she is eating gluten-free & dairy-free also, Kaari baked a decandent gluten-free chocolate cake with a raspberry glaze for her.
Happy Birthday, Mom!!
And yes ... it tasted as good as it looks!