We have been enjoying lots of time on the porch, and lately, my enjoyment has been shaped by knowing that our days on the porch will soon be coming to a close. As the weather gets warmer, we'll shift to the backyard to spend more time in the pool.
But for now, the pool water is still a tad too cool, and life on the porch is still lovely; it won't be later, when the winds die down and the air feels more oppressive.
For now, I can still enjoy the beautiful petunias I bought two weeks ago:
On Saturday, we did a wine tasting:
On Friday, I had bought wine that was a bit more than I normally spend: $20 a bottle for The Riddler (all the way to the right). With my first sip, I thought, hmm, I don't like this any better than I do 19 Crimes ($7.97 a bottle at Total Wine, second to left). On Saturday, I thought it might be fun to do a tasting, and since I had a coupon to use, off I went to Total Wine.
We had a bit of really cheap wine left, the Charles Shaw from Trader Joe's ($2.97 a bottle on the left). I bought a bottle of Josh ($10.97), for the sake of comparison. And then, we tasted.
My spouse says that The Riddler was more balanced. I honestly couldn't tell much difference unless I concentrated. I could tell the difference between the cheap wine and the rest. But I'll stick with 19 Crimes.
Yes, it was a lovely week-end--here's to many more, whether on the porch or in the pool!
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