Anika turns six tomorrow!!!!!! so we had a special potluck celebration last night to get things rolling...She was in charge of dessert: chocolate cone cakes. Mmmmm hmmmm.
My family gifted me a walk with a friend while they finished cleaning the house and making food. Dan has become the potluck food maker, which I LOVE - last month when we hosted he made an amazing borscht that was a huge hit; last night it was an Italian rice and endive soup, substituting dandelion greens for the curly endive. Oh man...it was awesome. There were also some beautiful cards and a new book of poetry for me gracing the nature table when I returned, renewed, from the walk.
|shy Mayapple flowers|
|More pawpaws...I think they are so beautiful...|
Our gathering last night was so much fun. It felt like the first night of summer - people hanging out on the sidewalk, the kids running in the dusk, so much good food, music, and company...
|Hors d'oeuvre sculpture|
|Beautiful and tasty!|
|An odd photo of the conecakes. Well, they tasted good anyway!|
|Ani caught her first toad - Bufo Americanus!!|