Wednesday, October 3, 2012

this and that

so I have had an assignment I needed to complete before we left town and spent the last two days glued to my desk and furiously creating two new endorsements for an insurer that consults me for my vast (LOL) expertise... so here is how I spent the last two days:

and when I finally resurfaced today mid day I found fall had fallen- all of the sudden we have trees dropping leaves of yellow/gold...  here is a view from the front door -

and then I noticed that the plumbago which flowers in the fall was also in autumn mode...

compare with a photo from June

so time marches forward or onward or just plain marches- but I was struck by the contrast of the outdoors and the indoor experience we had last Saturday night.

as you know from prior posts we were having a dinner party for friends... Laure and Arno were in from NYC and we had recently reconnected with an old friend Michael so we were celebrating good friends. 

Neil brought some magnificent wines and the clear wine of the evening to me was this Chambolle-Musigny from 1971--- speaking of time not passing - this bottle of wine was absolutely EXQUISITE!

and this also was an excellent bottle despite the passing of time--- an incredible old Chablis

and while it didn't show as well as the 1971 Chambolle, this wine had it's moment of glory as we inhaled the classic barnyard nose of Burgundy from this 1923 Pommard Les Rugiens. (several years back Neil had shared the '23 Pommard Epenots with us at a birthday celebration)


thanks Neil for sharing such amazing and instructive wines... put a new perspective on the passage of time!

and so on we go- time to pack and think about how to tell anyone who asks that my husband speaks Danish (and say it in Danish!) LOL - plans with friends on Friday and Saturday night and then our friend Aase arrives in Copenhagen on Sunday from Jutland to spend a couple of days together before we head on to Helsinki and Stockholm.... as always - more later - my camera is upstairs charging even as I type this...

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