In addition to having Grandma here for a visit, our good friend, Danny, stopped by on his way to his family's cabin. A long time friend of David, and best man in our wedding sixteen years ago, it is a visit long overdue. The last we saw him was when we lived in Santa Barbara. In fact, he is just now meeting our children for the first time. What a nice reconnection it was, over a breakfast of bagels and lox. The children had fun entertaining him.
Rainy days are a lovely excuse for staying in and enjoying the simple art of being present. I am planning to curl up on the couch and read a book. Atonement by Ian McEwan is beckoning. Another book that I have enjoyed revisiting is Rachel Carson's A Sense of Wonder. She says her favorite thing to do on a rainy day is the take a walk in the woods. Off to make my pot of tea... perhaps we'll trek throught the woods later, too.
Here are a few images of my latest favorite find. A special German windmill pyramid by Erzgebirge. I love to watch the candle light spin the the deer family around the tree.