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June 2, 2011

fireflies, bumper crops, and new cookie in town
posted by soe 11:00 pm

Rudi and I head off to our college reunion tomorrow. I suppose that means I should think about packing, but before I do, I have some time to share three beautiful things from the week past:

1. On the way home from the garden tonight just at twilight I notice the first lightning bugs of the season dancing by the blackberry bush along the fence.

2. Rudi and I pick strawberries and sour cherries at a local farm on Monday, then head by the garden where we pick more strawberries from our own plants and the first of the shelling peas. Tonight, I pick another pound of strawberries and more peas and notice the first tomatoes and peppers on the plants.

3. I have never devoted a post to the wonders that are the salty oat cookies, served locally by Teaism (by baked up in Massachusetts), but that’s clearly been an oversight. I walked in last weekend for a lassi and a cookie to discover a new salty oat sibling had joined the family (one with raisins and the other a chocolate chocolate chip variety heretofore). The new cookie is an oatmeal cookie with chocolate chunks and pecans in it, topped with salt. Utterly divine. (Apologies to the D.C. readers who now must make Teaism a stop tomorrow…)

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

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random ten
posted by soe 2:10 am

It’s been a while since we’ve had a random ten on Wednesday post… You know the rules: Hit shuffle on your portable music device, computer music library, or cd changer, and list the first ten songs that come up. No editing to get a better or more representative list.

This is from my iPod.

1. “West” — Lucinda Williams

2. “Christmas Is Coming” — Miss Piggy, Scooter, Gonzo, and Robin

3. “Miniature Disasters” — KT Tunstall

4. “Already Gone” — Kelly Clarkson

5. “Am I the Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way)” — The Dixie Chicks

6. “Pink Moon” — Nick Drake

7. “Half-Breed” — Cher

8. “Time on Your Side” — Emily Jane White

9. “Brown Sugar” — The Rolling Stones

10. “There Used To Be a Ballpark” — Frank Sinatra

Feel free to play along on your blog, Facebook page, or the comments here.

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