Sunday, October 4, 2009

Perfect Saturday

Sometimes, though not often, we have a Saturday without commitments. Yesterday was one of those. It was cool and sunny- pretty much a gorgeous October day.

I spent the morning stowing flip flops, shorts, tank tops, and sandals and digging out the sweaters, sweatshirts, and boots. My closet is cleaned and organized.

In the afternoon I needed to make a trip to the local nursery. My next door neighbor was out in the yard when I left, and I stopped to ask if she wanted to go along. Her husband was the good gardener I wrote about here and here. She wants to use part of his memorial for landscaping at the local nursing home where he spent the last few months of his life. He would have liked that. So she grabbed her purse and rode along.

I think this garden place nursery isn't very well known in the area. It is only 3 years old and out in the country a bit. I was surprised at how charming the whole place was. It was absolutely the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that the fall pumpkins and flowers are so colorful.
We happened to hit on their fall open house weekend, so they served hot cider and cookies.
I think we both found what we were looking for. The owners are going to meet with my neighbor and help her figure out the perfect landscaping for the nursing home, and I picked up a gift card for a colleague. I was afraid to open my wallet for myself. I wanted almost everything!
In the evening, the Mr. grilled hamburgers and lit a fire in the fire ring. We sat outside for four hours watching the fire burn and the full moon make its way across the sky. The perfect end to a perfect day.


Dandy said...

That nursery is so adorable and sweet! Sometimes I think you live ina story book. Maybe its that prince you have that sits with you for 4 hours around a fire. You two are adorable.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a perfect day you had Mrs. E.!!! I would have loved to tag along with the two of you!!! Those nursery photos are delightful!!!

Gayle said...

That does sound like a perfect Saturday! I know what you mean, I want to buy everything at the local nursery.