Hello All on this Beautiful Sunday Evening!
Wow, I got up this a.m. and it was in the 60's and no humidity whatsoever. Where am I living? This is not your typical July in the Phila. suburbs. But, rest assured, the cicadas have been heard, and this coming week is forecast to be pretty warm.
Meanwhile, it has been a very nice weekend. Yesterday afternoon Fletch and I drove up to Doylestown to go to the James Michener Museum. It is so close that I can't believe we've never been there before. It is heavy on PA impressionistic artists, but there are also some beautiful pieces of furniture, a sculpture garden and lots to see despite it's small size.
The first sculpture we saw approaching the entrance:
Cool, huh? The sculpture garden is actually very small...more pavement and café type tables and chairs - but a nice place to hang out to read/knit/dream.
A desk I fell in love with:
One of my favorite paintings in the Museum, titled "Peace of Mind"
A painting in the stairway down to the bathrooms (cracked me up):
An amazing carved door - absolutely beautiful:
There was an exhibit about style and I would love this dress:
But, my most favorite place in the entire Museum is the Nakashima Reading Room. I want this room in my house. What a peaceful, beautiful space. I can just imagine knitting, reading, stitching in this room.
The Museum is only open till 5, so we quickly ducked back outside to the garden and Fletch snapped my picture...in my gradient shawl (and new shades)!
We ended up wandering around the Borough of Doylestown for a little while...stopping at a Starbucks so Fletch could have coffee. Sitting outside there, we talked with several guys who were just hanging out and one of them told us he often goes to the Nakashima Reading Room and just stays there for an hour or two. We wandered around - found an excellent book store and went in a few other shops. Then we ended up at the Doylestown Brewery for dinner. I had a veggie flatbread (roasted asparagus, red peppers and shitake mushrooms with mozzarella) and Fletch had a BBQ chicken sandwich with fries. The Mojito was beyond good!
We were home before 8 and before the light rain came in. It was such a gorgeous day - mild temps for July, a slight breeze. It was beautiful having dinner outside.
Today was mostly filled with laundry and cleaning (well...it's got to be done you know). I'm not sure how or why the 2 of us generate so much laundry and so much dirt in the house...
I also canned some candied jalapeno peppers (also known as Cowboy Candy). Yum.
Typical for me, now that summer is here I have started craving Fall/comfort food. So tonight I cooked a roast and some baby new potatoes. Fletch picked the best part of dinner though:
Long, thin green beans. Picked just a half hour before I steamed them. They are really good raw (which I prefer).
So now it is the evening and things are winding down. I want to knit a bit and just relax. Thanks for sticking with this long winded post! Your reward is a picture of His Highness...Tyg...sprawled on top of the fire pit watching for birds, mice, voles...whatever comes his way. The plant in the fire pit is a catnip plant in a pot - easy to remove if we want to have a fire.
Here's to a great week ahead for everyone - enjoy!!