Taken last night from the veranda outside my window overlooking the Indian Ocean:
If you look closely at the photo above, on the sea line, you can see a ship. When I ran to get my camera, the ship was bathed in rays of golden light. When I got back in a minute to take the photo, the ship had moved fast, and the light no longer reflected off it.
You have to know that as beautiful as these photos are, they don't begin to show the beautifulness of the actual scenes right here in front of you where you can almost reach out to touch God's beauty.
Below is the ocean this morning. The blue band you see directly under the sky, in real life is a much wider band of blue than the photo shows. The blue band of ocean, almost in a straight line, suddenly becomes a brown-toned ocean. In the photo, the ocean looks more purple-toned, but it's really brownish. But how can the same ocean so sharply become two colors?
Truly, the ocean changes right before your eyes.
I said I would tell about Heaven Admin's cooking. The recent photos I took don't do justice to his divine fare. I will take more photos and make you hungry. Right now I have this photo which shows a dessert that Heaven Admin put together:
I believe it is made from a stone-ground grain called Multo Bella which, if I remember correctly, is a grain made from sorghum. It is naturally sweet. Heaven Admin first fermented the grain overnight. Then, after it was cooked and just before serving, he added raw chocolate nibs, previously soaked and dried cashews, a very small amount of cut-up dates, cinnamon and a teaspoon of powdered hemp protein. Please note that he put soaked almonds out in the sun to dry. (Taking the time to ferment and/or soak foods makes them easier to digest, and, therefore, more nutritious.)
What you have to know is that whatever Heaven Admin prepares, it tastes more wonderful than you can dream of. He is a culinary whiz. He prepares whatever he cooks quickly, with inspiration, without measuring, and, like the ocean, his food is always breath-taking.
If I told you that his cooking can only make you swoon, you wouldn't believe me. If I said his food compares to the ocean, you would think I'm exaggerating. I'm not. If I told you that his cooking competes with my attention to God, would you believe? Well, my attention goes back and forth.
God and food and oceans win top billing today.