We spent a wonderful afternoon chez Susan yesterday, enjoying great food and the beautiful bay (I also managed to see Monsieur Ibrahim in the company of faithful Taylor while the others were enjoying nature). Here are some pictures of the spectacular sunset taken around 8:20 p.m.
Our White Pine is finally catching up with the spring...
Here I am digging away as the first plants are put in:
and here from the top of Dad's ladder is a rather skewed view of the finished 22-foot product. I do hope it will look a bit more substantial in a few weeks…
All the while, Mom, Auntie and an unexpected visitor looked on:
We wanted to see if it really sold donuts at 5 a.m. I had wondered
since first seeing it over a year ago. Dad set the alarm and got
me up, we bleared our way to the other side of interstate 20, and at
5:03 pulled up…to a very dark little shack with no lights on.
However, at 5:06 a van pulled up, the lights went on, and then at 5:10
another van delivered the fresh donuts. We thought that we would
be the only ones to haul ourselves out at 5 on a Saturday morning, but
by the time the young woman got the door open, two men in hunting
fatigues were waiting with us, in a polished white pickups with gun
racks,. A muddy pickup showed up as well, and a motorcycle with
an elderly man on it drove up; the man came inside to a hearty welcome
(clearly a regular), and ordered a nice, cold jalapeno hotdog for
breakfast. Dad and I made it home by 5:35, after buying a dozen
donuts and two dozen donut holes for dessert for Mom's family-wide
lunch today. But I woke Mom up to eat a donut hole first, while
they were still fresh.
Babette leaves tomorrow morning to visit her parents in Texas. She is taking with her herbs to plant for her mother's new garden. Here is the creative packing job she has done on 2 boxes. I wish I could pack my stuff this well...
Phal. Sara Lee 'Eye Dee' x Phal. Brother Golden Potential 'B#1'.
Our hebs before being planted later today.
The herbs Babette will be taking to Texas to plant for her mother...
Spring is here, but it is rather cold and windy. Babette in her working cold outfit.