You know how sometimes, especially after returning from a trip, you just have so much to do that you don’t know where to start? The mountains of laundry, stacks of mail, and piles of other odious obligations can seem overwhelming. But I had an invitation from the charming Woodland Gnome to attend an art show and I really wanted to go in spite of it all. So here’s the question which for some of you will likely be a no-brainer:
If you had to choose between taking care of everything that really needed to be done or going to the art show, which would you do? Years ago? Oh, I definitely would have made my excuses and taken care of business. Now? We piled into the truck and headed to Williamsburg and the art show. And had a wonderful day.
Yippee! Progress made in suppressing my somewhat….shall we say rigid?….. upbringing by a German mother and an Army GI. You know, we must have order and all that rot.
I don’t have too many photos of the arts festival itself – you can see more about it on Woodland Gnome’s blog. I met WG’s parents; her father is an artist and was giving away some of his art prints. I picked this one because Beloved Husband is actually Roger.
I came home with one of WG’s custom-made hypertufa pots which is settled happily on my porch.
And after we devoured a barbecued chicken lunch -with Max and Berkley salivating at our feet- we got a tour of WG’s garden. I am now convinced that having a few David Austin roses is an absolute must in my own garden. They are infinitely more beautiful in situ than any photo could convey.
Afterwards we visited Forest Lane Botanicals which WG had heartily recommended. This is an outstanding private nursery offering specialized plants which you would never find in the big box nurseries. I found such lovely shade plants that I can’t wait to go back. Ferns, heuchera, hosta, and much, much more. Road trip, Richmond friends?
And we were home by three-ish. The world didn’t collapse because we deferred chores. Instead I had a wonderful day and made a new friend and that’s what I call a Silver Day.
And thanks for reading,