Posted on June 8, 2005 at 10:20 am

LaurieNext time you go to the market to pick up a quart of milk, you may notice that there are two women sitting in the cafe with their drop spindles laughing and tossing fibery bits about and looking like they’re having a grand old time.  They’re even answering questions from passersby and making jokes with the people who were only staring a minute ago.  Img_2672_1
And then again, you might not. 

But if you were in Wholefoods in Newton last Tuesday and that’s what you saw, it was just Laurie and me.  You should have said hello.  We were in a very friendly mood.

And for all the gardeners out there (I’m inspired to share since Laurie has a garden and knows everything by their secret Latin names)  here’s the magic I found on my morning survey: a tree peony of unknown name, but I’m guessing it’s a Favorite Concubine