Sunset patio portraits (spur-of-the-moment candids! I would have chosen a better backdrop for mom but these were completely unplanned):
Summer setting I: river birch with sunset backdrop:
Summer setting II: saltwater pool for a warm, relaxing, evening dip:
Today, on the way home from North Carolina and on my way to drop my grampy off in Culpeper, we stopped in Charlottesville and had lunch on the downtown mall at Rapture, one of our favorite places to grab grub in C'ville. I love summer food! Today we had fried green tomatoes for starters. He had a Caesar salad with buttermilk biscuit croutons, and I had an arugula salad with crumbled feta, strawberries, Virginia peanuts, and a locally-sourced honey-lavender vinaigrette. For dessert? He had two scoops of chocolate gelato and I had a scoop of salted caramel and a scoop of Mexican coffee gelato. Bon appetit!