(The Farewell or The Parting)
Austrian Composer Gustav Mahler, 1908
The sun sinks beyond the hills, evening descends into the valleys with its cooling shade. See, like a silver boat the moon sails up into the lake of the sky. I sense a soft wind blowing beyond the dark fir-trees. The brook sings melodiously through the dark. The flowers grow pale in the twilight. The earth breathes a deep draught of rest and sleep. All longing now will dream; tired people go homewards so that they can learn forgotten joy and youth again in sleep! Birds sit motionless on their branches. The world is slumbering! It grows cool in the shade of my fir-trees. I stand and await my friend. I wait for him for our last farewell. O, friend, I long to share the beauty of this evening at your side. Where do you linger? Long you leave me alone! I wander here and there with my lyre on soft grassy paths. O Beauty! O endless love-life-drunken world!
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A little overcast today as another storm is coming in tomorrow. Snow is supposed to be at the 6000ft level so I think we will be safe from frost.
Bees, birds and butterflies taking a lazy day. Think I will, too.
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee (room temperature)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3 oz white chocolate baking squares, coarsely chopped
1.Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Spray bottom and sides of foil-lined pan with cooking spray.
2 In large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, 2 tablespoons of the coffee, egg, 1/2 cup of the macadamia nuts and coconut until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or just until set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave whipping cream, white chocolate and remaining 1 tablespoon coffee uncovered on High about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
4.To serve, remove bars from pan by lifting foil; cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Place each bar on an individual dessert plate. Spoon warm drizzle over the top of each bar. Sprinkle with remaining macadamia nuts. Serve immediately. Store bars tightly covered at room temperature. Store drizzle covered in refrigerator.