Sunday, September 23, 2018


So what did you do today?? -- my daughters will ask me. Their lives are so busy, so full. I think my typical Sunday must look completely tame by comparison. (That's a nice way of saying boring.)

Well, so be it. Sundays are meant to be quiet days. My day today was quiet.

(Morning farmette walk...)

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(So obviously autumn...)

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(The surprise day lily...)

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In the afternoon we do what was once so typical for us, but what had to give because of the demands of this summer: Ed and I play frisbee golf, among prairie flowers and grasses of early fall.

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Ed is still walking about barefoot. I admire that. He tells me it would take only a week to toughen my feet. I look at the thistle in the prairie fields -- nah. I'll keep my shoes on.

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(So beautiful!)

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In the evening, the young family is here for dinner. I tell Snowdrop we have to pick nasturtium for the salad. She is happy to help!

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Sparrow, who is just 3.5 months, is too young to offer credible assistance.

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It's warm enough to eat dinner on the porch. Oh, we will miss this lovely place to gather in the months to come!

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(Snowdrop demonstrates a pout. She wants to show us how a little girl might feel when told she has to wait for dessert.)

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And what am I offering for an after dinner sweet? Treats from my Polish friends: cookies with cherries, exquisite chocolates...

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The pout doesn't last long.

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Sparrow takes it in, from the lap of the big guy.

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So, a quiet day, don't you think? Wonderfully uneventful. Yeah.