Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It was the best time.......

A few weeks ago we went out to see our friends Curtis & Felicity for a wonderful luncheon on their deck. They live on the channel between the mainland and Lummi Island.

One of the main reasons we went was to see their son Johnny's vegetable garden - no, this isn't it - somehow, I didn't get a picture of that, but I love how Felicity has grouped all these blue pots with the cheerful geraniums

We also wanted to meet Rufus - their new "dawg" - he's a good dog - still a puppy - and very friendly. He and The Shepherd hit it off immediately.

And we heard all about the family's recent trip to Disneyland and about teen aged daughter Anna's foray's into the world of driving a car.

I worked for Curtis from 1981 - 1991 - he is one of my very best friends.

Felicity is a fantastic cook. We had grilled chicken that had been marinated in spices and soy sauce. It was SO good! A big platter of fruit and a very tasty pasta salad with artichokes and avocado, feta cheese and Genoa salami - all my favorite things!

I was in charge of bringing a green salad - so I made up a chop salad with spring greens topped with chopped celery, cucumber, tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, green onion and topped with nasturtiums! Served with Poppy Seed dressing - it was pretty darn good, if I don't say so myself.

I also learned that when you use flowers in your salad you need to wash them REALLY well - If I hadn't found him, a little extra protein in the form of an earwig really would have ruined my day!

We had a special visitor - this blue heron stopped by to see what was happening.

The other special person who joined us for lunch was Felicity's mom - she is such an interesting person and has been on all kinds of adventures -

This is Romeo - coming out to bid us farewell.

Yes, we had just the best time.


vlb5757 said...

Food, flowers and friends-what could be a better recipe for a relaxing day! Everything looked wonderful. I loved the grouping of the pots too. Very colorful

Sharon said...

Yup, friends are important and friendships have to be cultivated. I see you have a wonderful time cultivating.

Kathy said...

I'm coming to your house to eat! Wow! What a feast!