The Changing Seasons, July 2022

Reflecting on the month past

July was preoccupied with The Covid: either someone in our household was testing positive, or recovering, and even after we were cleared to re-enter polite company, conversations seemed to revolve around one’s Covid experience & lingering after-effects.

Given all the personal stories we’ve encountered, we are extremely grateful that our experience was not scary or traumatic as some we’ve heard. All things considered, we will work hard to avoid catching another strain of the virus.

We have returned to a semblance of summer enjoyment, although we are careful to monitor our health as we continue to experience unexpected tiredness and general sense of unwellness, and in Loving Husband’s case, sudden coughing and difficulty in swallowing.

To conclude my wrap-up of the month, here are some of the goodies that have happened in our kitchen:

From top to bottom, clockwise: cold soba noodles with a yuzu dipping sauce, B&W pound cake, burger with black-eyed pea patty, selection of dark chocolate cupcakes from Younger Child’s baking date, walnut bread, 3-layered fudge made by Older Child, apple blueberry crumble, breakfast open-face sandwich with self-made baked beans, melon, Older Child’s rendition of Dory Greenspan’s updated Worldpeace Cookies, Oatmeal Loaf

Looking forward to catching up with your July.

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently, though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.

But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.

There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

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  1. I’m so sorry about your bout with Covid. Many of my California friends are recovering as well. It’s a setback. We postponed our trip there for that reason. You are such a beautiful cook. Your pictures are so inviting and make me hungry as I’m looking at them at 3:15 am. I’d better go to sleep and dream about them instead. 🙂


    1. We are improving each day, although as Loving Husband has noted, the progression isn’t linear. We have more good days than not, so we are not complaining.


  2. I’m so sorry you’ve had such an awful summer. Maybe the worst is over! We haven’t had any rain since May and it is very VERY hot. We need rain. Anywhere in North America that isn’t having a drought is flooding. It’s pretty bad, too. I am hoping that there’s some improvement to our world very soon.


    1. There are lots of different recipes out there – I’m afraid I can’t recommend one as I just winged it. The black-eyed peas are particularly tasty & tender so the patties are really delicious!

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