As I mentioned in my 'foggy' Monday post, last Saturday was quite a
crazy day around here, or at least it felt that way perhaps due to all the
hundreds of quiet, mediocre days of this past year!
I brought home extra flowers to enjoy over the weekend - the ranunculus
(above) because I thought them so beautiful and don't often see them so
reasonably priced as these were at Trader Joe's.
Tulips are available everywhere right now so I mixed three bunches, white,
yellow and double orange. They will not last for Easter this coming
weekend so I may have to buy more.
Saturday early, made my way through the fog to pick up farm eggs at the local
outdoor market just minutes from home. Because I fancied a walk I put the
eggs in the car, grabbed my phone and took off around the Midtown shopping
area. Most people were masked so I felt safe (and of course I've been
vaccinated). Some shops were open............including a favorite which I hadn't
put a foot in for over a year, Anthropologie! I took a look, mostly at home
decor items, not clothes, and bought a wedding gift for friends who will be
married this month.
Back at home the day proceeded, did a little Easter decorating, just simple
with my always pleased to see white rabbits who hopped out of their attic
storage box. . . . . . . and colorful faux eggs.
As Saturday was our anniversary we decided it was a good excuse for a
restaurant visit - just our second in this past year! More places have
opened back up with distanced seating both indoor and out.
It clouded up as we left the house just after 4:30 pm and then torrential
rain started. As we parked the car then hurried across the parking lot, the
loudest thunder clap ever with terrifying zigzagging lightning scared the
you know what out of us as we made a mad dash for the restaurant.
Clinking my glass of rosé with Bob's beer, and enjoying the first bite into
my shrimp wrap with side Cesar salad, my phone rang and our neighbor
told us that a huge oak tree had fallen at the end of our street, bringing
down poles and live wires. It was likely we wouldn't be able to get home
in the car for some time (we live on a cul-de-sac with only one
way in and out). The other news was our power was out!
Long story short, the tree thankfully caused no property damage, just
blocked the road for hours until cut up and removed.
The power company arrived and worked diligently to restore power under
watchful eyes of the Police keeping the area safe, and we got home
from the restaurant, parked our car nearby and walked through the woods
to get to the dark house! With nothing to do at home but sit with candles
and flashlights, we later walked to the end of the street, met a bunch of
neighbors doing the same, and all had a good hour of distanced chitchat
as the chain saws and bucket trucks worked their magic to get us back
on the grid a few minutes before midnight.
Yes, a day to remember with a little 'entertainment' which we are missing
during this long, very different way of life.
A freeze expected tonight and again tomorrow - will be covering the
hydrangeas as buds are forming. Hoping damage to plants and now
blooming shrubs and trees will not be severe. Nature and weather are
not always friendly!