The azaleas are in bloom! So the dogwoods can’t be far behind. Because I’ve been hermit-like in my hidey-hole too much this spring, I was surprised at all the beautiful color when trekking (ok, driving) through a wooded area yesterday.
I should not have been surprised. My best friend and her husband are celebrating their anniversary today. Don’t ask me which anniversary it is, though—the ’90s are all a blur.
Here’s the reason I should remember this is a beautiful time of year: my friend had been a docent at the John Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria and knew that’s where she wanted her reception. It’s quite a popular site for wedding receptions, so the weekends fill up fast. Because of her docent status, she had preference and was first in line when registration opened. The young couple behind her said they had scoped out Alexandria the previous year to determine which weekend was the most colorful. Turns out that happens to be the first weekend in May. So, my friend snatched May 2nd from them.
And that’s the story of one of the most beautiful weddings ever.
Sadly, I have no pictures of the wedding. My friend never got around to ordering any photos. I do have one snapshot print of me, but I haven’t bothered trying to set up my scanner. I suppose I could try taking a picture of it with my camera, but that’s too much work for right now. Maybe later in the month I’ll get my act together.
And it’s a no-go for photos of the John Carlyle House. The website won’t let me copy their photos. And my work-around (to take a screenshot with my preferred graphics program) is a bust because I’ve yet to downloaded Paint Shop Pro to this computer.
The good news in all this is that perhaps I’ll have some pictures to share later in the month.