Sunday, June 01, 2008
Another of my dogwoods: Cornus kousa Satomi; A lovely little tree in my woodland garden.
So this is June 1st. You wouldn't know it from the temperature. I don't think it even hit 60 today. The 'resident elder', that's the husband, says when he was growing up in WI he always thought that his birthday heralded the start to summer. Well that certainly isn't going to be the case today in Seattle. We had intended on roller blading on Alki today but it was just too gusty. So fussing about on the computer for more hours than I care to mention, reading the newspaper together, and fixing him a birthday dinner have eaten up the bulk of this chilly day. The birthday dinner hasn't changed much since he was eight, or so my MIL tells me: popcorn shrimp. I am not one to buy shrimp in a box any other time of the year. Lemon Pepper pasta and a warm Rhubarb Betty with vanilla ice cream rounded out a very easy and tasty dinner. It may be cool but colorful blooms are popping up in the garden. Now I am headed upstairs for another cuppa licorice spice tea and a couple hours of collating kindergarten 'Weekend Writing' journals and deciphering the incredible phonetic writing that they have produced over the past two months. What amazing growth they have made from September to May!