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May 10, 2013

buttered fields, gent, and the pitch
posted by soe 1:52 am

Posting slacks off when life gets a little crazy. It should calm down some next week, so hopefully I’ll sit down at the home keyboard a bit more often. However, it’s Thursday, and we try never to miss a Thursday (even if on the rare occasion it must be marked on a Friday instead). Here, to celebrate this week’s, are three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Howard County was filled with fields like this:

Field of Buttercups

2. A dapper, bearded older man rounds the corner. He’s dressed in a three-piece pin-stripe suit, with a tall bowler hat on his head and a walking stick topped with a silver lion in his hand.

3. A half-dozen men in their 20s are outside the fence playing a spirited game of cricket, with a deflated orange traffic cone as one of the wickets. I don’t understand the game, but they declare me an honorary player when I track down and retrieve for them the ball they inadvertently hit into the garden. (If I hadn’t been pressed for time, I would have stayed to watch for a longer while.)

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

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

Yay for yellow fields!

Comment by Karen 05.10.13 @ 8:14 am

I’ve recently read that cricket is on the rise over here. I’d love to watch a real game; with myself dressed as they did (do?) in the olde country. :<)

Comment by Nan 05.21.13 @ 1:32 pm

@Nan: I don’t know about elsewhere, but cricket is popular in D.C. You often see matches going on down on the Mall with all the players in their white outfits. (I haven’t seen spectators, but I can only imagine they’d welcome some, particularly those nattily dressed.)

Comment by soe 06.01.13 @ 1:11 pm