2018 Life Logs, Day 231—Trading Swiss Chard for Hydrangeas
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Weather: Mostly Cloudy; High 79, Low 65 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Today was the 45th annual Falmouth Road Race and the cloudy, cool day provided perfect weather for the runners. A University of Michigan student Canada won the men’s race and a woman from Kenya won the women’s race for the third year in a row. The temperature today was only a few degrees less than yesterday, but the wind was coming from the north and that always adds a chill to the air.
I spent my day doing a little gardening, doing a little cooking, and visiting with friend Karen Baranowski. She came over with a bucket full of hydrangeas for me and I had a large vase of Swiss chard for her. I learned the trick of keeping kale, parsley, and Swiss chard in a vase of water to keep it fresh from Jed’s mother, Marti. I love doing it as the bouquets of veggies are just as beautiful as flowers to me. But I must admit that I was very pleased to get the vase of hydrangeas. They are beautiful and make me smile every time I look at them. I have a pot of Thai hot peppers on the front steps that are also decorative and lift my spirits every time I enter my front door. Power to the flowers and veggies!