Awaking early today, the quiet beckons me to sit and write.
|Photo credit: Rebecca L./Field's End|
We had a beautiful Mother's Day. My family gathered to celebrate our mom with brunch in one of our favorite places on Lake Washington.
Savage Plants & Landscape. Isn't that vase fantastic?
We had the pleasure of a long-awaited visit from treasured, far-away, on-line friends in May.
"From Paradise to Plan B." She and her husband, Joe, had dinner with us on a layover between flights many months ago, but this time, they came to our home for brunch, a beach walk and blessed hours of conversation.
|"Love is everything. Everything else is just everything else" - a gift from Karen & Joe|
The Bainbridge Public Library's new board members took a tour of other Kitsap Regional Libraries (of which BPL is a member). This was an educational and fruitful day; I learned a great deal about the services and contributions to our community which each branch makes, and how things work at the central "hub" of the system. Public libraries are truly democratic institutions. We serve all of the public, from children to senior citizens, from early reading programs to help with job searches and income tax preparation. Students find a safe, quiet place to study, read, access media and take online exams; researchers have access to expert help and free resources; genealogists have a resource room dedicated to their own pursuits; meeting space is available to all; a bookmobile travels to serve those who cannot travel to their local branch. The library is an astonishingly diverse gift for everyone, and it is a privilege to serve as a member of its board.
And then there was the anniversary weekend. Gregg and I have been married for 24 years, and we made the trip to Victoria, B.C. to mark the occasion. As usual, it was blissful. How do I love Vancouver Island? Let me count the ways...
On this annual trip, we have highlights which are favorites, and lots of time to improvise in between. Some of the highlights:
|Water views, everywhere|
|Anniversary dinner at Cafe Brio|
|Oohhhhh: Sticky Date Toffee Pudding and Venturi-Schulze Brandenburg #3|
|Live music after dinner|
|Swiftsure sailboats on the way out of the harbour to start the race|
|Flowers in town|
|A happy husband|
David is packing for his move to Montana (he leaves today), so we took him out for dinner last night at his favorite local pub.