My BFFs came for lunch last week. We get together at least once a month and talk on the phone whenever the need or mood strikes us. We've shared joys and concerns for over twenty-five years now. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter brunches and dinners are most often shared. We are tradition! As usual, I digress. Moving on...
It was too hot to be out on the porch so I brought the garden to the table.
I wanted to show off my topiaries that I've managed to keep alive for a while now. The "eldest" is the little wreath (needing trimming) between the roses. It was a birthday present back in January. I'm hoping it will happily (and greenly) be around next January.
I prepared us a chef's salad for lunch.
Accompanied by chilled citrus water.
A lemon sponge for dessert.
We are not a book group. We are avid readers. Sometime ago, Diana encouraged us to read Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Alas, it fell off my radar until my Muse Book Club chose it for our July read. I then lent my copy to Jane. The three of us (as well as my book group) found it to be witty and poignant and a very good read. Jane, the last to read it, mentioned that it was a good example of postmodern literature. She's the English major. I mentioned that I was familiar with the term but not sure what it meant. I suggested we discuss the novel and its place in literature over lunch. Jane came prepared to discuss postmodern literature as well. From Tristram Shandy to The French Lieutenant's Woman, we three enjoyed a learning, literary luncheon.
Then we discussed Honey Boo Boo.