Wednesday, December 14, 2005

fargo



No this isn't a photo of Fargo, North Dakota. It's just that everytime I drive a snowy rural road I'm reminded of when the movie Fargo was released.

The critics waxed poetic about the landscape, making it a silent character of sorts. In all seriousness they discussed the exotic desolate landscape as if it was the valleys of the moon. On and on they went until it began to seem silly to a midwesterner. Nah, that's not an exotic dangerous landscape, it's just rural route 43, only dangerous if you slide off into a culvert and are covered by a snowdrift before another car drives by.

I'll tell you right now, you're gonna get plenty sick of snowy-landscape-with-farms-in-the-distance photos. That's all that on the menu these days and it's snowing again as we speak. Perhaps I'll switch indoors and get some shots of the mountains of Christmas cookies we'll be baking over the next week or so.......hmmmmm.

7 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Original recipe Toll House. Earth's best cookie.

Zanne said...

Yes it is, and I've got to bake some of those too.....for a friend of mine who's something of a hermit living in very, very rural Florida. The last time I baked them he stashed them in the freezer and doled them out to himself as little gifts - for months!!

Floridacracker said...

My mom makes them for my birthday. I have to count them each day since certain family members have inherited the tollhouse gene also.

abe/happy said...

im loving the snow ~ its summer here ~ oh and cookies ~ yep show us!!

merlinprincesse said...

Really looks like rural Qu├ębec... And I loved Fargo, even if it was a little bit strange... And for the cookies.... YUMMMMMMY!

Rachel said...

The mention of Toll House cookies and my mouth waters! I like what you said about sending the cookies to the guy that froze them and doled them out as treats! What a great idea!

srp said...

I like an almond flavored roll out sugar cookie or a pecan sand tart. The daughter likes gingerbread men. Baking is on the schedule for tomorrow.

Since snow is rare here, we can dream of a white Christmas with your pictures.