|Our friend lives at the end of a very long private drive that goes by |
corn fields and then through the woods
|The sun was setting as we drove up and all the fields were golden|
|Her house has a wraparound deck. Down the hill is a private lake|
|Dinner table set attractively for us|
Alas my friend's Rhode Island Reds have fell victim to an extremely dexterous raccoon. There are plenty of coyotes yipping around but coyotes, clever as they are, probably can't neatly undo a series of latches. She will start over as soon as a raccoon proof enclosure can be devised. In the meantime, we were encouraged to run over any raccoon we saw as we wound through her primordial forest as we left.
The fields are so golden now especially as evening approaches (way too early for me).
The Mom whose son is getting married in late spring finally found the perfect dress, which she modeled.
So over lots of interesting appetizers, shrimp salad sliders, butternut squash soup, tasty salad, we laughed and shared stories.
I'm not panicking yet over all the little details that need to be taken care of before The Big Trip but give me time when I realize that there is no time left.
Pretty but cold out. Josh has promised a visit.
And finally, my pumpkin within a pumpkin, one year apart