Hot Cross Buns

Hotdog, hothouse, hot tub, hot sauce, and hothead — to name but a few words whose common denominator is “hot.”

On the way home from a trip to Salt Lake City, we stopped at a natural hot spring. I don’t know the exact temperature, but it was far from tepid. In this instance, “hot” was an accurate descriptor. I assure you that I was close to having HOT CROSS BUNS!

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40 thoughts on “Hot Cross Buns

  1. Our hot ticket, is escaping typical August heat for a long-awaited trip to Alaska. Now I’m afraid I’ll be often chilly up there, but bring it on! Packing sweaters ‘cuz the weather reports are for 50s and 60sF. P.S. Lovely photo.

  2. Florida is HOT May – October. I’m staying cool with the breeze of a fan at my feet edging toward book launch.

    Still, I like a daily hot bath, and would join you in a second in your “hot buns” setting. Heat is relaxing to my muscles.

    Random thought: In the 1940s and 50s, polio victims would travel to Hot Springs, GA for treatment.

    • Correction: It’s Warm Springs, GA, where FDR lived in a “Little White House” to take treatment for polio. A Mennonite minister I knew about long ago went there for similar treatment.

    • Marian — I love the idea of a fan at my feat. Note to self… implement today.

      My mom was born in 1938 and contracted polio when she was seven (1945). I don’t believe she ever had the opportunity to visit a hot springs — I think she would have enjoyed that very much! 🙂

  3. Laurie did I giggle with your hot cross buns! We are warm for us here on the southwest coast of Canada but nothing like other places and it cooled off about midnight and was lovely and fresh this morning. I went plein air painting yesterday morning but it is the windows this morning – I must wash or at least start the washing process on the windows as it usually takes me two days because they are so huge and so many. But the hottest ticket item I have right now is fall oil painting classes that I can now offer online. How fun is that!? – 10 weeks 10 classes, video notes exercises and quizzes all organized and presented on a teaching platform.

    • Candace — You’re right. I had to dip my toe in a few before I found one that I could tolerate. Once I got used to it, it was great. But that first few minutes was Y-O-W-Z-A!

  4. In 2007, when I was in northern Iceland, I visit the hot springs. Getting in was so lovely, but getting out… My energy was completely zapped. I’d been warned not to stay in the hot springs too long, but… it was just so lovely.

    Thank you for sharing your adventure with me, Laurie. Sending you cool breezes from sunny but not too hot Mayne Island.

  5. It’s been so hot here in West Wales ( yes you have heard right 😆) that the rock pools have been warm , I wouldn’t say hot like your amazing hot spring ( love the swim suit by the way).

  6. We thought we would need jackets in Nova Scotia this summer, but instead we needed shorts. For Nova Scotia temps in the 80s are HOT. No AC. So one afternoon we filled stainless steel bowls with water and sat on the deck. Kids loved it!

  7. I love natural hot springs, and don’t have access too often, but when I do, I’m in! I’ll bet your were relaxed when you finished your soak! 🙂

  8. You are adorable, hot cross buns and all. I happen to love the hot season of summer here in New England. I slowly de-freeze in June, and by July and August I’m all melted chocolate inside. Does that make me a hot ticket? 🙂

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