Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday in photos

I think I ought to set a word limit for these days: no more than ten words per photo. I'm capable of ten. But not a whole lot more. Though perhaps that would lead to the posting of unnecessary photos just so that I could get my eleventh in! Never mind then, let me do the best that I can, given that the day is almost over and I am just now sitting down to Ocean.

Morning walk. It's dawn, but the clouds haven't fully dispersed. You'll perhaps notice the gray overtones to the photo. Here you have a mixture of the annuals and the perennials:

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Let's take a look at that sky, that great great great Midwestern sky, over the fields to the north of us. Now that's what you call a promising day!

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The venerable farmhouse.

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The adored (by me) and indulged (by everyone else) breakfast.

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And now to Snowdrop's! Hi little one, hi cats!

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A book morning. I read about a dozen to her, then she "rereads them" on her own.

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A few more...

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And then we go out. (Finally, grandma! About time!) Coffee shop. (Cup is empty, grandma!)

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Pushing the stroller home.

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In the evening, I cook supper. My daughter, who has known my friend Diane almost from my girl's own toddlerhood, comes over with Snowdrop. (Snowdrop explains to Diane what's what in her play space.)

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I finish spreading strained apricot preserves over the strawberry tart...

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We eat.

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Do I taste fresh oregano on my shrimp, grandma?

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Oh, thank you for replicating my Parisian strawberry tart experience, grandma! No, I don't think you'd get best Paris tart award, but you might get best Fitchburg tart award!

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I have to show you this, grandpa Ed!
Okay, but do you see that you can also put them in upside down?
Always the upside down guy...

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Beautiful day. Perhaps you don't see it -- the acts are so small -- a walk, a kid book, a meal. But to me, they're what made a day move from lovely to sublime. Yep, sublime.