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May 3, 2012

al fresco, blossom, and motorboating
posted by soe 11:00 pm

We’re in the round of Sock Madness where large numbers of competitors really start being eliminated, so I’m knitting frantically, but not optimistically, along. Luckily, I’m also learning a new technique at the same time, so it’s exciting as well as stressful.

However, it’s not just sock knitting all the time around here. There are also beautiful things tucked in here and there to help keep me upbeat. Here are just three of them from the last week:

1. Rudi and I pack a Thermos of tea and some cookies (maple syrup pecan shortbread) to take with us to the garden. We snack on them as we dig, water, plant, and harvest. Spring eating at its best.

2. I purchase a peony. It is a swollen, hot pink bud on Sunday. Each day it opens a bit more until this morning it is a gigantic, pale pink, crepe paper blossom as big as my head. Such a cheerful addition to the kitchen!

3. Five ducklings paddle along the canal with their parents. Periodically, they stray a bit too far from mama, and then they have to wind themselves up, pull out all the stops, and speed along on the surface of the water to catch up.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

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