Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be?
~ Elizabeth Bibesco
The kitchen cabinets were delivered today!!
Most are in boxes and we’re going to leave it to the installers to open the boxes, but one came without packaging so I was able to get a good look at the color. It’s one thing to work with a small sample, and quite another thing to see the color on an entire cabinet. I was not disappointed. I think the color I picked will work out wonderfully.
You’ll have to wait to see the color. The installation is scheduled for tomorrow so I should have pictures for you then. Or on Wednesday. We’ll see.
The Very Nice Men who delivered the cabinets were also able to help me with the problem of the hutch. We needed to remove the top and put it in the garage where we’ll store it for a while. It weighs a ton. I might be exaggerating a little, but it sure felt as if it weighed a ton when M and I tried to lift it off and move it. The Very Nice Delivery Men picked it up as if it weighed nothing and were on their way to the back door with it before I could get to the door and show them where to put. Amazing show of strength.
There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.
~ Lewis Carroll
I’m not sure about the danger part, but I do sometimes feel like Alice in Wonderland, and I may well be as mad as a hatter so I fit that, too. I spent a few hours yesterday and today working in the woods, hacking away thorny vines to help the trees and to give me access to parts of the woods I haven’t been able to explore. I came across this beautiful fungi growing on one of the loblolly pines. The tree is dead, or almost dead, a tall trunk with no branches, standing straight up to the sky.
I’m not sure what it is. Perhaps one of you can identify it for me? I looked around on the internet. The only photos I found of something similar didn’t identify it.
The fungi marched up the tall tree, some of the little ones looking like small ears poking out of the bark of the tree.
That’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I think it’s going to be a lovely evening to watch the sunset and the moon rise. We can meet on the dock or out on the platform overlooking the marsh. Sunset is scheduled for 4:48 pm. Moon rise is an hour later at 5:49 pm. I missed seeing the full moon last night because we had heavy cloud cover. It’s clear as a bell today.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Kitchen cabinets!! Very Nice and Very Helpful Delivery Men. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Cedar trees and loblolly pines. Magic in the woods.