I had the ultimate “Ikigai” weekend recently! Everything I like to do and be involved with all collided over a few day period! If you are unfamiliar with the term “ikigai,” please go to the previous blog post, you’ll get it!
On a late Friday afternoon after all work responsibilities were complete, I took a ride out a country road and visited a few places on the Harford Quilt Trail. A good way to learn about my new stomping grounds. My first stop was at Broom’s Bloom Dairy for an Irish Cream ice cream. It was yummy and it will be a do-over. Then onto Boxwood Farms I went. All though the growing season is over, and all produce has been harvested, I still loved their eclectic presentation in their barnyards. What a great one hour outing which primed me for more weekend fun.
(Below – Broom’s Bloom on the Harford Quilt Trail)
The next day Richardson’s Floral and Gifts hosted an unbelievably gorgeous open house for the holidays – from clean and simple decorations to ornate. A unique whimsical holiday tree had to be seen first hand to really appreciate her bedecked and bedazzled tree limbs.
Photos below: Richardson’s Floral and Gifts all decked out for Xmas.
The charming tea shop, Tea by Two next door to Richardson’s Floral and Gifts provided some refreshments for the occasion. They had to be proud of the cake they presented as well as the other nice assortment of sweet treats. Of course, yours truly could not go out the door without a sample or two.
For those in the area who have never been in Richardson’s before, because many people order FTD floral arrangements on-line or by telephone, Christmas is a wonderful time to stop in and pick up special gifts for the special person you have in mind!
How great thou art is everywhere in this in this wonderful community of Bel Air. Come on back in three days time and I will tell you about an exhibition called Fall into Winter that I went to later that afternoon.