Yesterday, (Friday) was Mr. Tom's and my 16th wedding anniversary.
We had no desire for a hulaballoo. We just wanted a simple and quiet celebration.
We sent the kids up the hill to Grandma's house. I requested that, if Tom was going to buy me flowers, that he'd let me choose them. I wound up with plants for my garden. (Yes! I think that I will, actually, have a real garden, soon.)
I wound up with a gorgeous blue hydrangea, a butterfly bush the size of a small tree, assorted end of the season perennials and a gloxinia.
I've never had a gloxinia before but, I was advised that they're similar to African violets in their needs. It's a silly thing but I've always wanted one.
Then, we went off shopping to find dinner. Easy-peasey!
We set a quick table on the front porch while the water was boiling....
Next to the stone path (with a glimpse of the stone wall that Tom toiled on all spring, into the summer), surrounded by the new grass that has sprung up this past week.
Our salad was so delicious. Just made of whatever caught our fancy. Baby spinach, glazed walnuts, crumbled Danish blue cheese, coconut and dried cranberries with a raspberry and merlot creamy vinaigrette. Yum!
(although, we have to admit that endive would have been absolutely the perfect thing with it!)
What was the water boiling for?
Why, lobster, of course. I LOVE living in New England! ~ Lobster, baked potato and tenderly sweet and juicy corn on the cob. ~ Everything is in season!
We enjoyed each other's company on a cool and dry evening that was just perfect - exactly like our wedding day!
As the sparkling evening turned into lengthening, cool shadows, into a deep blue twilight and the evening star came out, we sat and talked and laughed - enjoying it all. It sounds so poetic and romanticized but that is what we were blessed with.
It's the first time that we've eaten outside this summer because of all of the projects that we've had going on. We were so grateful!
.... so grateful ....