The Days After the Open House

Norma in another year. This year she was in purple.

Our friend Norma helps us each year at the Open House. She is one of the more generous people I know. You may have met her yesterday: she was greeting people as they arrived, selling lavender products, and making sure everyone helping got fed. She told me once that she loves to wash the dishes and clean up after a party. As she works, she remembers all that happened, relieving the moments, enjoying it for a second time.
That is what we are doing this morning as we clean up. So many of you came!  Thank you!  And thank you too for your gifts of photographs and your wonderful, lively presences yesterday.
Over the next few days we will post some of the Open House pictures so those of you who could not attend can have a whiff of the party!
Photography by Barbara Linderman