Saturday, July 22, 2017


Today my young girl and her husband are visiting and so all else falls by the wayside.

Right, Scotch? Step aside! I'm rushing through garden work!

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Ohhhh! Lovely flowers!

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I do a thorough clearing. Thorough! (I am reminded of preparations so many grandparents make for the arrival of their children and grandchildren -- preparations that are unnecessary, but ones we want to make nonetheless because who else is this important? This deserving?)

Lilies by the porch...

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Lilies by the front road...

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And then I am off and I never slow down, not for one minute.

We're at the farmers market and Snowdrop is just thrilled to see her aunt!

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Most of the time she spends clutching her hand...

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Hugging, playing...

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Afternoon: my little girl (not Snowdrop, the other little girl, the one that lives in Chicago) comes over to help me cook dinner. We're ambitious! And a bit Parma-Itlalian oriented. Fried bread stuffed with prosciutto,  Tomato gnocchi. Then homemade chocolate cookies stuffed with peach ice cream.

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Snowdrop arrives...

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We continue to cook...

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She helps...

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Ed chimes in...

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We all take a break every now and then...

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... frying the bread...

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...sitting out on the porch, eating the foods we put together for this day.

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The evening continues in wonderful ways, even as I slowly wear down. Good night, good night! Don't let the mosquitoes bite! Can't wait till I wake up and see everyone in the morning!