Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oh, Saturday...

I wrote out a long narrative about how important Saturdays are in our house, with a lengthy description of all the fantastic bits we encountered yesterday, but it just didn't feel right, so I scratched it. Instead, I offer you a list, a Saturday list, and a handful of photographs to show you what made it for me, and for Andrew too, an amazing day.
  • short, but beautiful, drives out of town
  • thrifting a few new treasures in a different city
  • spending time talking about reading & recommendations with a 12yr old girl at a used bookshop
  • taking the scenic route back home
  • stopping at a roadside farm stand for fresh strawberries, Rainier cherries, & shelling peas
  • sharing one of their homemade strawberry shakes
  • snacking on the bag of cherries shared between
  • stopping the in next small town for picnic provisions
  • a loaf of farmer bread from the bread shop
  • aged gruyere, salumi flavored with lemongrass, and rhubarb soda from the delicatessen
  • an impromptu picnic on a large flat-topped rock with a look out over the water
  • a blanket we keep in the car for emergency picnic stops
  • taking photographs with the Land Camera of the amazing view
  • swarms of bumblebees hovering over the wild blackberry vines below
  • listening to the newest Grizzly Bear album during our time in the car
  • making a big pot of strawberry jam with our findings
  • dinner consisting of cinnamon toast eaten while watching a film
  • prepping the ingredients for scones the next morning


K A R I™ said...

What a LOVELY post about a LOVELY Saturday.

Brandi and Chelle's mom said...

Rubarb soda? Rubarb Soda? You know how I love Rubarb stuff!

cinnamon said...

it almost looks surreal...i'm sure the words and writing lend more loveliness to an already lovely and well-celebrated Saturday. I've got to admit, I love the way you write.

your friend said...

what a fantastic list. you know how i love them.