On Saturday I had the pleasure of teaching a lovely group of young women how to spin on a spindle. Eager, interested and very anxious to learn this skill - what else could one ask for?
Flowers, as it turns out.
Since I was offering my instruction for love not money, they generously arrived with a giant floral arrangement and delicious snacks. Could there be a more perfect group of teenagers? I think not. And they didn't even know that I am slightly obsessed with ikebana. I thought it was probably best not to tell them that I would pull apart the arrangement as soon as they left. It looked a bit overstuffed in a very American way to my newly-trained eyes. Now I have loads of material to work with for the next week or so. Pure delight!
I wouldn't bother you with yet more photos of flowers except that the light this morning was stunning and I couldn't resist a few shots.
Who isn't a sucker for slanting sunlight on petals?
Lest you think I will be taking photos of kittens and puppies next, let me share with you a photo I took last week when F&L and I went to Mitsuwa for the gourmet food festival.
Snicker, snicker. That sign (and the food) kept us in good humour for the whole afternoon.