Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fondue and a Cold Water Fish
Today's favorite moments included . . .
. . . admiring the blooms in people's gardens as we walked to and from Joy's school. I often wonder at the personality behind each yard design--the minimalist yard with just three kinds of flowers, the drought-hardy yard of succulents (is the owner environmentally conscious, or just a cheapskate who doesn't want to bother watering their yard?), the botanical garden where over a hundred different plants are all labeled, the lady with the mismatched jumble of potted plants she's collected over the years (along with a rescued parrot), and the wee orchard where the lawn is dotted with fruit trees. What kind of yard will I have someday?
. . . going to The Melting Pot to celebrate two friends having babies soon. The company was delightful, and the cheese and chocolate fondues were divine.
And another thing . . .
. . . Joy and Daniel asked to go swimming this afternoon. Last year's swimsuits still fit pretty well, so I let them go in while I supervised from outside the fence. Daniel soon discovered what I already suspected: unheated pool water is still very chilly in April. He wouldn't get wet above his ankles, but Joy swam about unperturbed by the cold.