Thursday, April 21, 2005

Happy between 2 worlds!

As anyone who has spent two seconds perusing my blog knows, I am unfailingly pro-NYC. That said, I also love and need the country. We have a place in NW Ct., on a beautiful piece of land. And as much as I love the bright lights, big diverse city, I love my little country home and community. April is always fun for us since it means the opening of our favorite country farm stores. One of these is Paley's, where we buy everything edible and growable. Here's a picture of the staff who never fails to welcome us with supportive arms - and strong coffee. My picture taking of opening day has become my favorite ritual - as is my sad little picture of closing day - a bittersweet time in October. (The sweetness comes with the 50% off sale.) As much as I love a good sale, I must say I far prefer opening day. Their sweet faces don't begin to do justice to their personalities - or the produce.
The other picture is a study in contrast in that it's a touch of the country - in the city. Central Park on Wednesday afternoon was a veritable treasure trove of sights and sounds. I met my pal for lunch on the bench and right in front of us this little show opened. The puppeteer was enchanting. She brought her own music (and conductor) and her audience was rapt, as you can see. It felt like a touch of Paris, but with a better exchange rate. (You should have seen her version of Swan Lake!)
Knitting News: I am in the middle of 3 projects and bored. I have spent the better part of the last two nights trying to decide on a 4th project, but ricocheting between guilt and ambivalence. I think it's time for a shrug - and I don't mean an apathetic one. I have the most divine cotton (from Silk City - ask if you don't know and I'll let you in on a neat, wholesale secret.) Check out the conehead. Any and all suggestions most welcome.

Off to the country, but back soon!


Anonymous Kay said...

Paleys sounds so great.......
and thanks for the enabling reminder about Silk City!

xoxo Kay

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Shirra said...

Would love to hear about the wholesale possibilities!

1:31 PM  
Blogger alltangledup said...

pls let me in on secret too....

2:58 PM  

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