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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Contest winner and a walk in the ravine

This morning (Saturday) our Rotary Club cooked and delivered more than 100 spaghetti dinners to elderly people in Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion. I don't have any pictures because Stevens and I went to the church (in whose kitchen the food was cooked), got our assigned recipients, picked up the food, and went forth!  All was done in 45 minutes and everyone was most appreciative.
Me, Mrs. Morales, and Sandy
After lunch I went to the library.  Sandy and I drew the winner from among the 32 quilt contest entries (see yesterday's post).  Coincidentally Mrs. Morales, the winner, was on her way to the library when Sandy called her.  She said her granddaughter's birthday is soon and this will be an ideal gift.
 I went for a walk in the ravine at the end of the block.  It's March 29 and there's still snow on the (north-facing) slope.

But here is a sign of spring: skunk cabbage. These little blossoms are high in sulfur, hence the name. 

Lichen on a log....looks like a ruffle!

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous display at the library! your purple strings are very eye-catching and I know that the recipient's granddaughter will love it. Who knows, maybe she will grow up wanting to make quilts?

    And thank you for the explanation of just WHY skunk cabbage stinks! We have two foot of snowpack here, but today it was almost 50 degrees, wheee!


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