Grey and decidedly nippy. There is freezing fog but it's more mist than fog. This has been the dampest winter in the twelve and a half years we've been here.
The dead leaves that were covering the surface of the zinc bath have sunk to the bottom. As a consequence the water has taken on a rather unappealing brown tint. In the sheepdog scheme of things this makes it all the more delicious.
The interesting things people make. 'The Font' finds this :https://hosthome.co.uk/collections/a-petal-unfolds-x-host/products/a-petal-unfolds-x-host-paper-peony
I'm not saying the pandemic is driving us stir crazy but every evening before dinner we've taken to printing off a restaurant menu , reading it aloud and imagining that we're somewhere exotic. On Saturday we pretend dined in Berlin. Last night we moved on to Baltimore :http://almacocinalatina.com/menu-1 . You can be sure that American menus always have ingredients that neither of us have ever heard of. This either means Americans are more knowledgeable or that menu writing has blossomed as universities churn out liberal arts grads with a Masters in creative writing. Having time to explore a menu at leisure is interesting. It's amazing how many recommended restaurants we've crossed off our 'to visit list' and how many we've added. Some menus cry out to the ' I've been on a plane for 10 hours ' traveller. Others consider themselves to be too grand.
Would you book this for $20 per person ? : https://farmersanddistillers.com/2021/11/17/winterized-patio-in-mt-vernon-square/