“Spring Sky,” Mongolia

7:00 am, May 9

7:00 am, May 9

“Spring Sky” is a Mongolian expression for changeable weather and also to describe a person whose moods change often. It’s May, and yes, we’ve seen a full range of weather in just the last few days. The picture above was taken early in the morning; by 9:00 am the snow had become rain, and it rained all day.

Then yesterday, it turned into another version of spring, the warm, sunny version:


And look what I found at the market! Asparagus!

IMG_1108 There on the near left, gleaming spring-ly, is my first successful batch of homemade mayonnaise in many years. I made aioli eight or so years ago for a family gathering of the in-laws and used half the amount of garlic specified in the recipe. No matter — it was still too garlicky and sadly unpopular on the buffet table. And even though they’re among the nicest people I know, someone at that party cursed me, like the uninvited godmother in the fairy tale, because… from that day forward, my mayonnaise ALWAYS broke.

Until yesterday.

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5 thoughts on ““Spring Sky,” Mongolia

  1. dayna

    Congrats on the mayonnaise! So glad the weather is starting to break. Enjoy the spring!

  2. Sounds like Denver! Blizzard one day, bright sunny skies the next. You know, in less than 2 months we shall be riding ponies! Am rubbing my hands in gleeful anticipation. p.s. share your mayo recipe please?

  3. Arika

    Sounds like the winter blues are clearing up… Sunny skies and more mayonnaise on the horizon…

  4. Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. Just to underscore the point, it started snowing again two hours after I’d posted.

  5. Redemption. You and your mayonnaise are whole again.

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