Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009-05-20 Wednesday in Lawndale

On Wednesday I was invited to Hal and Corine's home in Lawndale to a wonderful dinner in honor of Dave and Mary's visit from Salt Lake City. Corine and Hal have a warm, comfortable home and it was a pleasure to visit them there.

We sat on the back deck for a while and caught up before dinner. Soon a fine repast was on the table. We dug in quickly and I don't believe there were any leftovers. After eating we looked at the kiln, took a walk down to the creek, fed the goats, and enjoyed a magical gloaming.

Once back at the house, Corine delighted us with toasted home made pound cake topped with fresh strawberrys and ice cream. Ah, simple yet decadent. We spent more time in great conversation and all too soon it was time to leave.

I would like to thank Corine and Hal for giving us a special evening with great friends. It's important to slow down once in a while and just enjoy an evening. Thanks for reminding us of that.

Time to feast.
(Notice all the great pottery!)

The wood kiln.


Further inside.
The fire box is in the forgroud
and the floor of the kiln streches
back to the shelves.

Down by the creek.

The sun is heading down for the night.

It was an evening of easy laughter.

See those people waaayy down there?

Same people after zooming in on them.
(I enjoy playing with my new camera.)

Heading back from the walk.
There's the kiln shed, the house
and the big vegetable garden in the background.

Some beautiful pots on the porch.

The decadent dessert.

Hal with their not-so-wild cat.

Dave and Terry...

Terry and Mary...

Mary and Ron...

Corine and Hal.

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