Friday, March 28, 2014

St. Patrick's Day tea

On a chill spring day when I was under the weather with a cold and extended-winter doldrums, two friends and my daughter cheered me up immensely by bringing over a spontaneous tea for St. Patrick's day. One friend brought over exquisitely-baked scones: another brought a selection of jams and a homemade loaf of bread, and my daughter set the table with a tablecloth of green satin and white knitted cotton lace. I boiled the water, and brought out the Baileys for a fun grow up alternative to creamer. All in all, it was a wonderful celebration enjoyed by  adults and our plentitude of children alike.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Teaching chickens

My husband is updating his teaching resume (he teaches many subjects, with a specialty in fiction and Catholic theology, and he is looking for online teaching positions in the summer/fall), and he asked me to take a new headshot of him, since his current photo doesn't show how distinguished his hair color has become in recent years.  As we prepared to get a good camera shot, our flock of chickens spotted him and they all came running expectantly. Notice how they are all looking attentively at him (not me!) because they know well the hands that feed them. He began to give them some instructions on egg laying locations, and I could not resist capturing the moment.