Sunday, May 07, 2017

dreamy day, with the most beautiful array of spring blooms and fragrances and plenty of warming sunshine

The title of today's post says it all. I need write nothing more.

Just a couple of sentences, by way of explanation: a slightly chilly morning kept us indoors for breakfast (ed: why don't we eat at the kitchen table so we stare at the most beautiful blooming tree in the world? Okay!).

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But after that, I stay outside the entire day to work in the gardens. Every time I looked up, bits of farmette scenery would appear and I paused in my work to take it in. Occasionally, I would reach for my camera (I hang it on a crinkly willow branch).  You've seen most every scrap of this land before, but today it is all so exquisite, so full of radiance and joy that I had to include it in the record of this day.

So, here are my camera grabs and shoots:

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(This is the time that the woodland garden, to the east of the farmhouse walkway, is at its finest.)

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The purple lilac jumps in just as the crabs are peaking.

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The farmhouse, framed by both. Oh, the sweet sweet smell of spring at the farmette!

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The young family is away for the day and so Ed and I are eating alone, but there is a celebratory mood at the farmhouse. You know -- the weather, the flowers, the progress on the sandbox (he's making a see through cover for it as I write), and the 66-34 results in France -- all this surely calls for my mixing up a celebratory bubbly cocktail tonight. To beauty, to reason, to a calmer, saner future for us all.