We had fun in the woods of Washington. Our friends have lived near the woods most of their lives and if there are people who exhibit all the best effects of living in beauty, these four friends do.
One of the friends teaches woodworking at a small high school. WHAT a teacher, right? He makes what I call "three bears furniture" for his family and his cabin in the woods.
Their tiny cabin, nestled in the woods is one room with a loft (no kitchen, all the meals are made camp style).
All the wood working is completed with loving hard-working hands. I know, that door knob is astonishing.
Their family of sons, led by a creative father, makes tables from trees. I want one.
There is no plumbing, no water. They go to "live in the woods" and all the lovely handmade furniture is a product of slow and loving work with the star of the forest, the tree.
The two couples we spent three days with are kind, friendly, deep, and true. I'm still basking in the afterglow.
We came back to Colorado late Sunday night and VERY early Monday morning I went to Kelli's to stay with the girls for four days. We stayed indoors all week and lived in the flow of the home day. When the girls went to bed, Granny went to bed. We told stories at night and I was extremely flattered when they said, "More stories! More stories!" It was four days of indulgence, too. Honestly, we had a lot of screen time and we consumed a good amount of junk food. Kelli said is was okay because Granny days CAN be indulgent. Yay!
So, I was away from our garden for a week and a lot of lovely things grew!
I'm tired, but not exhausted. Jenny's girls are coming over later this morning so I must get my bearings. I do so love the name Granny.