It’s Saturday once again, and time when I usually look back at three beautiful things from the past week. However, I’m going to mix it up ever so slightly, and focus instead on just the Labor Day Weekend kick-off picnic sprite organized at Yards Park, because – with fine weather, terrific company, and the blue moon* – it was lovely enough to provide all three beautiful things on its own (and probably even a few more).
1. I am the second person to arrive and find sprite sitting on the edge of the wading pool, reading and cooling off with her feet in the water. After we secure a table for our food, we head back to the water and catch up while we wait for everyone else to get there.
2. We discover that, between the large jumbotron on the outside of the stadium and the crowd noise – occasionally supplemented with our iPhone apps – we can keep up with the Nationals game (a 10-0 rout of the Cardinals) nearly as well as being there. Well, not really, but well enough to keep us happy at any rate.
3. On my way back from the restroom (read port-o-john) area, I notice that it’s possible to walk behind the waterfall at the far end of the pool. The lights of the park looked gorgeous through the wall of water.
What’s been beautiful in your life this week?
* I updated yesterday’s post with a couple of blue moon pictures, in case you wish to see how it looked from our picnic venue.