Monday, October 3, 2016

A gallimaufry

gallimaufry - n. hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley; mishmash

That's what this post is. A confused medley of some of my favorite things, chosen at random, just for fun.

"Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,
The Time of night when Troy was set on fire; 
The time when screech owls cry, and ban-dogs howl,
And spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves."
                              --William Shakespeare


Flammulated Owl -- #150 on my list

Pumpkin Pancakes:

1 3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 Tbls. vegetable oil

Combine ingredients. Then add:
2 c. flour
2 Tbls. brown sugar
1 Tbls. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt

Mix together until moistened. Heat griddle. Pour 1/4 c. batter onto grill. Cook on both sides. Serve.

Wake not the Dead:--they bring but gloomy night
And cheerless desolation into day...
That which from life is pluck'd, becomes the foe
Of life, and whoso wakes it waketh woe.
Seek not the dead to waken from that sleep
In which from mortal eye they lie enshrouded deep.
--Johann Ludwig Tieck

Happy Reading!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks. I was feeling a little Halloween-y today. :)

  2. I think it's a great post. A little bit of everything. :-) Pumpkin pancakes sound good right now . . .