It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Monday, November 17, 2008
A Day in the Pine Grove
I got home from the Bay Area yesterday afternoon and today I had plans to meet friends up-country in Pine Grove. I worked in this town for five years at the elementary school. Always loved it here.
The weather is unseasonably warm this week and I'm really ready for winter, but it was beautiful driving up to my friends place. She lives in a lovely area above Pine Grove and down a long one lane road. We met at her house and then drove back into town for lunch.
This is the Blue Moon Cafe where we ate lunch. It's a new place with very good food. I had a salad with prawns. It was delicious! We enjoyed the company of old friends and got caught up on families, politics and opinions about all kinds of things. It was such fun.
We went back to our friends house and had dessert and tea..., talking and laughing about all kinds of things. It was such a relaxing day. Good friends are a gift.
Tomarrow I will have photos of my weekend visit.