Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Three Beautiful Things 07/21/14: Sparkling Rainbow Pony, Tart Peche Festina, Moderate Weather

1.  Olivia received two stick horses for her birthday.  She thought only one, the unicorn, was magical.  Upon closer inspection, I saw that the second was a magical horse also.  It's a rainbow pony, maybe even a sparkling rainbow pony.  Now she knows both her stick horses are magical.  It was a fine Grandpa moment.  And a fine one for Olivia, as well!

2.  Today was the first day I had a chance to taste the Dogfish Head Festina Peche, a Berliner Weisse jam packed with peach juice.  It's magnificent.  The peach is perfectly present and complemented by the beer's tartness.  It's not quite a sour ale, but close enough, and I loved this beer.  The Deke brought it home last week as a surprise and I look forward to quaffing a few more of these peachy delights.

3.  I don't know what's going on here in the greater Washington, D.C. area with the weather, but I'm happy to report that after a week living here, we've not been oppressed by quilts of heat and humidity yet.  Sitting out on the deck outside Hiram and Molly's sliding glass door off the kitchen and dining area was pleasant both in the late morning and again in the late afternoon and evening.  I know this will change, but it's been very pleasant to have days like today that are relatively moderate.  No one is wrung out. 

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