1. Weather change. It has been hot (for me, anyway) the past two weeks, but on Wednesday the temperatures dropped and the weather has been practically perfect.
2. On the weekend, the fruit guy at the farmers market gave us around fiften pounds of his 'culls' which were bruised of blemished and he couldn't sell. This week I made a batch of peach/nectarine freezer jam, put up seven quarts of frozen peach/nectarine slices (think: fresh fruit pies in November!), and dried six trays of plums in the dehydrator. That's a big bunch of fruit preserved for fall and winter! And if I'm working in the kitchen I can ignore the date on the calender that says it's almost the end of summer and time for school.
3. Monday a spinning/weaving friend came to visit. She agreed that the changes I'd made in my selvedge edges were a great improvement and she gave me some more pointers. Maybe I will figure out this weaving business.
5. It's back to school time for the university, too. The Professor has been diligently working on campus this week preparing for his full complement of classes for the fall. It's always fun to attend the Librarians' Reception for faculty and staff which always includes a yummy appetizer buffet complete with chocolate fountain and wine bar. The best part of the reception is meeting the new faculty and greeting the people we haven't seen for a few months.
This is a short and sweet update on Willow's Week. I'd love to hear how your week went and the little blessings and points of gratitude that you noticed. Susanne has a link up on her blog to share Friday Fave Fives and you can join in if you want. Photos are all from the Orchid House at Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.