My friend Janet introduced me to a really cool and cozy place to relax and enjoy a coffee and croissant. This enchanting coffee house is called Cervantes and is located in Springfield. Here are some photos to give you an idea of the ambience.
Janet in a cozy chair with her latte in front of her
Me in a cozy chair enjoying my cappuccino
Our heavenly almond croissant has not arrived yet!
Burlap bags full of coffee - the aroma permeated the air
The Reading Circle of the DC lodge of the Sons of Norway met at my home for a potluck and a discussion of the Icelandic Saga, Prose Edda. It was a very festive occasion with lots of delicious food and drink and a stimulating discussion of this important book, the primary source of Norsk mythology.
Bonnie, Christine, Ruth
Joel and Lynn
A very lovely floral arrangement from Barbara
The table without the illustrious guests (an afterthought unfortunately)
Paper plates and napkins with an Arctic theme
Christine's Norwegian almond cake
(Linda and Tim were in attendance but are not in any of the photos.)
My friend Barbara and I went to a performance of the Northern Virginia Recorder Society held at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Edward Fiedler (far left in the photo below) is the President and Deborah Roudebush is the Music Director.
The music selections were delightful. A few of the 13 titles:
Un sarao de la chacona by Juan Aranes (15?? -ca 1649)
Salish Sea Images: The Mountain by Will Ayton (2012)
Oj wi fehn es segn - Yiddish folk song
Sonata in C Major by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1712)
Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife by Niel Gow (1727-1807)