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October 27, 2017

farewell, flowers, and fall temperatures
posted by soe 1:45 am

Three beautiful things from my week past:

Final D.C. United Game at RFK

1. Friday afternoon, Michael texted to say that he thought we should have a group outing for the final professional sporting event at RFK Stadium — a D.C. United soccer match. (Other teams to have played at RFK: the Senators, the Nationals, the Washington [racist name redacted] football team, the Freedom, and both men’s and women’s World Cup national soccer teams.) The arena was looking a little dingy, but the fans were enthusiastic, the first half of the match was solid, and it was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Bouquet #2 from the Vet

2. Last week ended with a second bouquet from the vet’s, which I’m guessing was a mix-up, but which was still lovely and appreciated. On Saturday, we went to the opening of a new shop/cafe which carries things only made in D.C., and the owner pressed a bouquet on us as were leaving. Twist my arm, why don’t you?

Bouquet from Shop Made in D.C.

3. After a warm start to the week, temperatures have finally dropped again, giving a much more seasonal feel to outdoor time. Wool socks and accessories have been broken out, as have blankets, cats are extremely cuddly, and I poached quince last weekend. Soup is next on my agenda and my long-fingered bike gloves will need to be found and put back in my purse for impromptu nighttime cycling.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately? (Check out Carole’s Three on Thursday for other trio listings.)

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 6 Comments.

Okay, now I am inspired to go search out “poaching quince”! Beautiful photos!

Comment by AsKatKnits 10.27.17 @ 7:49 am

You picked a good game to go to RFK. I believe that was the last game DC United will play in that stadium. Their coach, Ben Olsen, grew up in the town we live in. He’s a few years older than our boys. He’s a good guy!

Comment by Karen 10.27.17 @ 8:06 am

@Kat: May I recommend Clotilde’s recipe?

@Karen: It was, indeed D.C. United’s final game at RFK. It had been ages since I’d last been to a soccer match. In fact, probably the last time was when Ben was playing for the team, rather than coaching! (And he does seem like a good guy from all accounts…)

Comment by soe 10.27.17 @ 10:28 am

Sounds like a good week. Now Halloween is coming up. Can’t wait to see your costume!

Comment by Karen 10.28.17 @ 8:08 pm

great flowers!!!
New in my world: New yarn ! For a fun project I’m ready to tackle. A warm vest.
Also: Love all the colors of fall here in Wisconsin and Halloween

Comment by kathy b 10.30.17 @ 7:49 am

@Karen: I’m looking forward to seeing your bat costume and the kids’ costumes.

@kathy b: New yarn is always a beautiful thing!

Comment by soe 11.03.17 @ 1:17 am