October 10th, 2011

green little review

Poem for Monday and Countryside Artisans Tour

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Sunday had magnificent weather, so after Adam was finished working at Hebrew school, we went with my mother on the Countryside Artisans Tour near Sugarloaf Mountain. We went first to Art of Fire, the glassblowing studio, where the main artisans were away at the Maryland Renaissance Festival but the cats were in full force. Then we went to Niswander Ceramics, which we'd never visited before, where there are wonderful whimsical things -- Holy Grails, Spock mugs, Yoda teapots, pumpkin and goblin decorations. From there we stopped at A Paca Fun Farm, where we got to pet crias and see alpaca wool capes and sweaters, and finally we went to Dancing Leaf Farm and Sugarloaf Studio to see the sheep, yarn, and paintings.

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We got caught in traffic taking Daniel back to College Park after having pizza with my parents, so it's late and I must keep this short but we have just spent a lovely couple of hours watching first Boardwalk Empire, still one of the best-written shows, then Merlin, which I love more and more with each season -- the female characters have only gotten stronger, the boys are adorable together, and it's such a delightful mishmash of pop-Arthurian, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter that I can't resist it. The hotness of several knights doesn't hurt matters (and I assume that everyone who dies will come back as usual, heh).