Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Remembrance of Easter Past (Channeling Proust)

Any day with family and friends is a good day.  A holiday spent with family and friends is a very good day.  As I've mentioned before, we've been spending special holidays with the same group of friends since we moved here almost twenty-five years ago.  In the beginning, our children were at table with us.  During their college years, the children usually found their way back home for holidays.  Rarely are they all around for the same gatherings now so we cherish the ones who are and share news of the ones who aren't.  This Easter, our younger son and his wife were here.

We traveled to our friends in Valparaiso.
The table was picture-perfect.
The photographer needs to work on perfecting the picture.


The Baker acted as sommelier (he's multi-talented).


Who would have guessed that the gardens of the host would provide the beautiful pots of flowers so early in the year?

After we had a delicious dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes and fresh asparagus,
we found room for....


...pineapple and raspberry upside-down cake 
prepared by The Baker.


We all enjoyed the presence of sweet Casey,  recently returned from her "spa day" and beribboned in a gossamer blue bow.

It was a very good day!